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Ever hear of the Benziger Family in Glen Ellen, one of Sonoma’s storied wine dynasties? The Envolve brand, including this month’s chardonnay selection, is a venture founded in 2008 and owned and managed by the next generation Benziger siblings Mike, Kim and Chris. Their portfolio consists of six wines, including a Sonoma Valley cabernet sauvignon.
Things have been going gang-busters for these entrepreneurs, including opening an Envolve tasting room in the city of Sonoma. The future seems bright, if a bit uncertain. The Benziger family–headed by founder and CEO Mike Benziger–has recently completed a blockbuster deal, selling the company for an estimated $100 million to wine conglomerate, The Wine Group. This is the second huge score for the family, having sold its first wine brand, Glen Ellen, to Heublein for an estimated $80 million in 1993.
We’ll watch to see what envolves.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Farmed from 3 well-known family Russian River vineyards, this wine is a true representation of the Chardonnay grape’s beauty. Aroma: green apple, vanilla, lemongrass. Flavors: Anjou pear, butterscotch. Finish: Fuji apple, hazelnut.”
Blend: 100% chardonnay
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