2018 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Retail Price: $45.00
Our Price: $39.99
Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points (Editor's Choice)
"The 2018 vintage provided the raw materials to produce a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with intense fruit and spice aromas and layered texture. Aromas are dominated by red fruits of plum and vine-ripened raspberry, while black fruits dominate on the palate. The vibrant aromas expand and give way to red plum, toasted brioche and allspice. On the palate the wine has integrated acidity and fine tannins that should allow for mid-term cellaring. As always, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration."
"Our winemaker called the vintage ‘a return to normal,’ as the growing season was long and harvest conditions were exceptional with long hangtime and a slow and predictable harvest. Almost ideal conditions during flowering led to a generous cluster count and almost no shatter. The summer conditions were ideal, with cool (foggy) mornings where the sun didn’t peek through the marine layer until lunchtime. The harvest conditions were quite cool, and the vintage will be remembered for extended ripening and an exceptionally long hang time. The resulting vintage delivered very high quality and above average yields for all our estate vineyards."
"Through intensively farming each vineyard site, our intent is to maximize the character and individuality of place and we do so utilize the most progressive viticultural techniques. Harvested at night, the fruit was rigorously hand sorted prior to destemming and then berry selected before open top fermentation. This blend is a collection of heirloom clones of Pinot Noir like Calera, Swan, Pommard, Mt. Eden, and Chalone as well as newer French selections like Dijon 777 & 943."
Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date different than pictured.
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Day-definite delivery typically in one to five days, depending on distance.
Delivery by the end of the third business day.
Delivery by the end of the second business day to most areas.
Delivery by the end of the next business day.
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HOLD FOR FUTURE SHIPMENT
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