2013 Benovia Martaella Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.60, 446 cases, $56. Released September 2015. Heirloom clones only. Aged in 34% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Clean, pleasing berry fruits that are shy upon pouring. The nose was considerably more expressive the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A welcome charge of mid weight blue, purple and black berries are framed by silky tannins. Ephemeral in nature and very giving on the palate with satisfying balance. Score: 92. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Benovia Winery
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