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The Benzigers are a true wine family. That’s Jamie, fourth from the right in the front row. She is the third generation of winemakers from the clan. Growing up in Sonoma with her Grandfather, Father, uncles, aunts, and cousins, she worked every day at the family winery. After graduating from college with a marketing degree, she decided (correctly, I add parenthetically) to dive into the family business headfirst and never look back. Her latest project is transforming the Imagery label, which had been a reserve series of wines from the Sonoma property the winery sits on, to create an Imagery line-up made from purchased fruit from various areas in Northern California. Her new Imagery wines are about half the price of the estate wines and have received a lot of great reviews. We feature them this week and you can try them for yourself in our stores this Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

If you ever plan a trip to see Sonoma Wine Country, you must book a tour and a tasting at Benziger. Jamie’s sister is the hospitality director and the vineyard tour is absolutely spectacular. You might run into Jill in the tasting room and wine shop. As you can see from the photo, there are a lot of Benzigers on the property.

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Imagery Cabernet Sauvignon California 2016
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“This Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft, smooth wine with well-integrated oak. Flavors of dark fruit, black cherry, clove, and cinnamon are met with cola and vanilla toast in the mid-palate. This opulent wine is enhanced with spice, clove and pepper notes from the Petite Sirah.” – Winemaker’s Notes
Regular Price $19.99
Rewards Price $16.96 750ml
Prices good thru May 10th, 2018

 


 

Imagery Pinot Noir California 2016
136037-18880 “This Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft, smooth wine with well-integrated oak. Flavors of dark fruit, black cherry, clove, and cinnamon are met with cola and vanilla toast in the mid-palate. This opulent wine is enhanced with spice, clove and pepper notes from the Petite Sirah.” – Winemaker’s Notes
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah
Regular Price $19.99
Rewards Price $16.96 750ml
Prices good thru May 10th, 2018

 


 

Imagery Chardonnay California 2016
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“Elegant in style, this Chardonnay radiates aromas of apple, lime, and pear. Subtle oak and the addition of Chenin Blanc, boost this wine’s brightness and overall floral characteristics. Flavors of red apple and honeysuckle coat the mid-palate, leaving a feeling of balance with a bright acid finish. Natural varietal characteristics of Chardonnay are showcased without overbearing components of buttery oak.” – Winemaker’s Notes
Blend: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Chenin Blanc
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $14.96 750ml
Prices good thru May 10th, 2018

 


 

Imagery Sauvignon Blanc California 2016
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“Very fresh and very herbal in flavor, this wine smells like fresh-plucked snap peas and tastes crisp and citrusy thanks to bright tangy acidity. It is light bodied and feels cleansing on the palate.” – 88 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2018)
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $14.96 750ml
Prices good thru May 10th, 2018
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