Benovia Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 Rated 93WE
$87.99 price per bottle
Wine Enthusiast Review
This wine represents a handful of stellar vineyards, including Martaella, Cohn and Zio Tony Ranch. It shines in tones of forest floor, dense black fruit and cardamom, with lifted acidity forming a cohesive whole. It all broadens into a long, well-integrated finish.
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.