2018 Benovia Bella Una Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.59, 160 cases, $85. Released fall 2020. Sourced from Martaella Estate, Tilton Hill Estate and Zio Tony Ranch. The winemaker only selects barrels that reflect what he feels are the best expression of the vintage. 8-day cold soak, indigenous yeast primary fermentation, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. The nose opens slowly to reveal alluring aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cardamom spice. Very polished in the mouth, with black cherry and blackberry fruit galore. The wine finds good balance among the unctuous fruit, tannins and acidity. Even more fruit expression and charm when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This one will wow you especially after another couple of years in the cellar. Score: 94. Reviewed December 13, 2020

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