2018 Benovia Three Sisters Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.54, 87 cases, $90. Released fall 2020. 8-day cold soak, indigenous yeast primary fermentation, 20% whole cluster, aged 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Sourced from Lee Martinelli Jr. Three Sisters Vineyard. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Quite fragrant in the glass with the scent of cherry, strawberry, rose petal and forest floor. Soft and sleek in character in a mid weight style featuring flavors of red cherry, strawberry and spice. Very gentle, sliding off the palate like a silk sheet. Timid tannins but enough to provide balance. Quite a change-up from the other more powerful 2018 Benovia vineyard-designated wines yet satisfies in its own way and is very giving now. Score: 93. Reviewed December 13, 2020

Winery: Benovia Winery
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