Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The 2017 vintage provided a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with intense fruit and spice aromas and a layered texture. Dominant aromas of Blackberry and Boysenberry give way to red plum, - toasted brioche and allspice, while black fruits occupy the palate with integrated acidity and fine-grained tannins that allow for mid-term cellaring.
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.