Wine Report Gives High Scores to 2009 Benovia Pinot Noirs
95 Points | 2009 Cohn Vineyard Pinot Noir
"The legendary Cohn Vineyard .. part of the Benovia Estate
properties. planted in the 1970s is home to Pommard and Martini 13
and is the source for the superb 2009 Benovia Pi not Noir, Cohn
Vineyard. The nose of warm herb and toasted nuts with yellow
cherries. and salted licorice leads to the palate of incredibly
smooth. supple black cherry. cola and blackberry. The finish is
soft impressions of all the black fruit ripeness with more floral
(lilac. violet) character coming through. Should be a benchmark
wine in the book of every Pinotphile. Drink 2012 - 2022."
94 Points | 2009 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir
"2009 Benovia Pinot Noir La Pommerale smells like an old vineyard
with evolved black currant. boysenberry. carbon and elderberry. In
the mouth. the wine is quite special with a richly expressive black
cherry. lavender and dark chocolate. All throughout these richly
hued elements. it remains a vibrantly stunning wine. Drink 2012 -
93 Points | 2009 Bella Una® Pinot Noir
"2009 Benovia Pinot Noir, Bella Una has a big. highly extracted
nose of spicy elderberry and blackberry with a palate entry that is
round and rich with flavors of crushed blackberry. currant and wild
strawberry. The finish of orange zest essences and creamy red
fruits are held together with nice acidity. Drink 2012 - 2019."
92 Points | 2009 Savoy Vineyard Pinot
"2009 Benovia Pinot Noir,Savoy Vineyard is produced from five
organically farmed clones (Calera. I 13. I 15. Martini 13 and
Pommard) and has a perfumed nose of cherry. orange and vanilla with
a little bit of stem quality. The palate is beautifully
proportioned with a supple feel of black currant and red fruits
(cranberry. cherry and strawberry). From the mid-palate. I find
firm fruit and mineral texture with the finish keeping this alive
even though it gains from fine-grained. polished tannins. Drink
2012 - 2019."
91 Points | 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
"2009 Benovia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast has a nose of leather.
cherry. graphite with green tea and brown spices. The palate is a
little lean and flat on entry with some faint watermelon. black
cherry and graphite that gain with exposure to air for an hour.
Recommend decanting for 60 minutes+. Drink 2012 - 2017."
- Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report • February