Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
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. (Editor's Choice)
Concentrated flavors of cherry pie and red currant are supported by fresh acidity in this fruity version. The ripe finish echoes with hints of clove and savory herb. Drink now through 2023. 1,450 cases made.