2009 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.61, 120 cases, $45 (nearly sold out). Released March 2011. Primarily Pommard clone from Martaella Vineyard. Aged 17 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Bright aromas of dark red fruits with a hint of savory herbs. A little heftier than the Sonoma Coast bottling with a juicy core of dark red cherries and berries and a rif of herbs and spice. Good. Reviewed July 23, 2011

Winery: Benovia Winery
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