2017 Benovia Tilton Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc.. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Terrific nose with soaring aromas of spice, dark raspberry, fertile earth, burnt tobacco and vanillin. A mid weight load of sweet boysenberry and black raspberry fruits is buffered by gracious oak. I suspect more whole cluster in this wine because of more tannin that donates some astringency on the length finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the superb aromatics persisted as did the mildly astringent tannins. Score: 91. Reviewed June 4, 2019

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Russian River Valley: Pisoni/Lucia, Cattleya, Benovia, Furthermore & Small Vines