2018 Benovia Tilton Hill Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.60, 540 cases, $65. Released fall 2020.6-day cold soak, indigenous yeast primary fermentation, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. The nose brought me close to ecstasy with aromas of boysenberry pie, forest floor and tobacco. Mid-weight plus in style, with a compelling core of zestful blue and purple berry fruits framed by gentle tannins and redeeming acidity. Velvety in texture, with a lifted finish that fails to yield for quite some time. A big boy wine that finds cohesive elements that come together even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. Score: 94. Reviewed December 13, 2020

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Benovia Winery: Pinot Noir Fireworks on the Winery’s 15th Anniversary