2012 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 1,500 cases, $38. Produced with almost 95% estate fruit. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. An array of scents including Bing cherry, spice and pipe smoke lead to a mid weight core of fresh cherry fruit with a hint of herbs, cranberry sauce, and smoky oak. A solid, elegant wine with a soft, cherry-fueled finish. Score: 88-89. Reviewed December 10, 2014

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir (& Chardonnay)