2016 Benovia Tilton Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $60. · Very dark garnet color in the glass. 14.2% alc., Magnum. Dark garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of blackberry, cassis, spice and a touch of toasty oak. A flood of purple and black berry fruits meet the palate with a generous attack and expansive length, ending with a remarkably long finish. A touch of spice and anise flavor add interest. Very sleek and comforting in texture with a compliment of oak in the background. A Darth Vader wine exhibiting the dark side of Pinot Noir. Still magnificent the following day from a previously opened bottle. The wine has enough balancing tannins to last another ten years. Score: 94. Reviewed August 1, 2021

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part I: North Coast - Sonoma Coast