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2009 Benovia Wines Rate High with Pinot Report

 

94 Points | 2009 Benovia Cohn Vineyard Pinot Noir

"MAKE ROOM IN THE CELLAR...Nuanced and complex! Medium-deep ruby color; deep, black cherry aromas with spice and rose petal notes; rich, black cherry and boysenberry flavors with layers of spice and floral notes; lush texture; sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Lots of nuance and complexity from this Pinot. The Cohn Vineyard was planted in 1970 and shows some of that unusual vine maturity in this wine."

94 Points | 2009 Benovia Bella Una® Pinot Noir

"Medium-deep ruby color; complex, deep, cherry and earthy aromas; complex spicy, floral cherry flavors with earthy and cola notes; sweet oak; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, complex Pinot that has terrific structure and beautiful flavors."

94 Points | 2009 Benovia La Pommeraie Pinot Noir

"Medium-deep ruby color; complex dark cherry aromas with herbal, floral notes; rich, deep, complex dark cherry flavors with lavender and earthy notes; sweet oak; fine tannins; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright fruit and complex aromas explode from this Pinot-really terrific flavors!"

93 Points | 2009 Benovia Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, earthy, black cherry and berryaromas with forest floor notes; rich black cherry flavors with complex earthy and forest floor notes, silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish.Deep, complete Pinot that has layers of complex forest floor notes-perfect for anything with mushrooms."

93 Points | 2009 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir

"Medium ruby color; deep, dusty dark cherry aromas with subtle herb and dried rose notes; deep dusty dark cherry flavors with complex herbal notes; sweet oak; good balance and structure, long finish. Complex, interesting Pinot that wants a solid hour of air to really reveal its layers."

91 Points | 2009 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, rich cherry aromas with spice, cinnamon and earthy notes; deep, red cherry flavors with lots of cola and earthy notes; silky texture; sweet oak; good balance and structure, long finish. Rich, deep Pinot that pairs great with a roasted chicken."

 

- Pinot Report, May 2012

 

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