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2012 Benovia Pinot Noir "La Pommeraie"

Winery: Benovia

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Pommeraie"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $56

Cases produced: 340

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 11, 2015

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Benovia is very good and was well liked by all those that tried it. It opens with a mild red currant and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, elegant and displays nice fruit flavors. Those fruit flavors are a tasty mild red raspberry with hints of pepper, oak and red plum. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. This Pinot is very food friendly. It would pair well with Emeril

Winemaker Notes: This extraordinary single vineyard Pinot Noir gives an immediate impression of depth and concentration in the glass, with remarkably explosive aromas of boysenberry and vine ripened black raspberry. The palate is viscous and rich, yet light on its feet, with fine-polished tannins and an exceptionally balanced acidity.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Benovia 2012 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir.

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