Evolve Winery

Owner(s) Michael Benziger, Benjamin Flajnik
Web site www.evolvewines.com
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A partnership between three friends, winemaker Benjamin Flajnik, Michael Benziger of Glen Ellen's Benziger Family Winery and Danny Fay. Flajnik is one of the participants on ABC's The Bachelorette and was born and raised in Sonoma, CA. The name of the winery was change in early 2012 to Envolve.

The lineup includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Noir from Lennox Vineyard in the Russian River Valley appellation. See Envolve

The wines are sold online with limited distribution in Northern California to restaurants and retail stores.

Reviewed Wines

2010 Evolve Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.58, 218 cases, $29.99. From a 9-acre vineyard on the southern edge of the Russian River Valley. Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of dark cherries and berries and Herbs de Province. Middleweight core of savory, dark red cherries and berries with a citrus imbued cranberry note on the bright finish. The wine has a herbal vein running through, avoiding the lush fruit-driven character of many Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs. Pleasingly viscous on the palate with a moderate tannic backbone. Considerably better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with improved fruit to savory balance. Very good. Reviewed March 21, 2012 ARTICLE »

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