Benovia

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.1161 ratings
8.931 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jarrod Finn

2011 showing well with dark fruit and subtle, waining oak

2011 showing well with dark fruit and subtle, waining oak

Apr 20th, 2019
John Willison

Watermelon jolly rancher color. Berries and watermelon nose. Ripe fruit, minerals, subtle acidity. Refreshing.

Watermelon jolly rancher color. Berries and watermelon nose. Ripe fruit, minerals, subtle acidity. Refreshing.

Sep 2nd, 2018
John Willison

Red fruit start - strawberry, raspberry, then a bit of earthiness, and then a sweet crushed fruit finish.

Red fruit start - strawberry, raspberry, then a bit of earthiness, and then a sweet crushed fruit finish.

Aug 10th, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.8

Check back in a year or two

Check back in a year or two

May 16th, 2018
Mark Oldman

last night: a Billionaire pairing of two jewels: benovia winery's silky, deeply flavorful #Sonoma #Pinot w/ the iridescent skyline of Manhattan

last night: a Billionaire pairing of two jewels: benovia winery's silky, deeply flavorful #Sonoma #Pinot w/ the iridescent skyline of Manhattan

2 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2016
Shannon Marie Latting

Roses are red, Pinot is too....SOMM talkin' at the Ritz!

Roses are red, Pinot is too....SOMM talkin' at the Ritz!

2 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2014
Roger Carrillo

This is a 4 Vineyard blend that reflects the structure and finesse of 2015 Pinot from the Russian River AVA. Hints of raspberries, blackberries, herbs with fine tannins. Not as opulent as the 2014 but with good balance and acidity.

This is a 4 Vineyard blend that reflects the structure and finesse of 2015 Pinot from the Russian River AVA. Hints of raspberries, blackberries, herbs with fine tannins. Not as opulent as the 2014 but with good balance and acidity.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2017
Bill Ward

Lush but sturdy. Forest floor incarnate w/ swell dark red fruit

Lush but sturdy. Forest floor incarnate w/ swell dark red fruit

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2016
Andy Halvorsen

Close to perfection. Starts thick ends light. So good.

Close to perfection. Starts thick ends light. So good.

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2016
Riccardo L.

so thick for a Pinot noir. so thick.

so thick for a Pinot noir. so thick.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2016