2012 Benovia La Pommeraie Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 375 cases, $56. Sourced from George Martinelli Vineyard (Zio Tony). This dry-farmed vineyard is planted to Dijon 777 and β€œ828.” · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, forest floor and a touch of rose petal. Full-bodied charge of boysenberry, black raspberry and black cherry fruit awakens the palate and expands through a decadent finish where the fruit hangs on tenaciously. Despite its richness, the wine is sleek and polished, with excellent integration of oak. Well-done in this β€œNew World style.” Score: 92. Reviewed December 10, 2014

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