Benovia Russian River Pinot Noir 2017
Benovia Russian River Pinot Noir 2017 pinot490
$87.99 price per bottle
Wine Enthusiast Review
This wine shows the power of blending across multiple sites, all vineyard-designates of their own (Martaela Estate, Cohn Estate, Tilton Hill Estate and Zio Tony Ranch). Reductive initially, it is demure in earthy forest, nutmeg and sage as more forceful flavors of rose petal, blackberry and blood orange highlight a lightning rod of fresh acidity.
This almost textbook vintage provided the raw materials to produce a truly outstanding Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Aromas are clearly dominated by bright red fruit tones of Bing cherry and red raspberry, while black fruits dominate on the palette. The bright aromas expand and give way to sour cherry and candied orange peel. On the palate the wine's juicy mouthfeel is supported by centered acidity building with intensity through the mid-palate to the fine grain tannins on the finish. Tannins are beautifully proportioned and provide backbone to the wines sweet middle and delicate earthy finish.