Courtney Benham

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.731 ratings
8.52 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Savory, with dark red dry fruit, musky herbs and fine grained structure. Intensely flavored, yet lean in body. A divisive style for sure.

Savory, with dark red dry fruit, musky herbs and fine grained structure. Intensely flavored, yet lean in body. A divisive style for sure.

Nov 16th, 2013
Matt Trader, TWP

NOTE** This label has changed over to central coast sourcing! Had the pleasure of having his wines with him in August last year at the Martin Ray estate. The swap over is due to price of fruit for the quality, and I can't really complain. After being open for 40 min, it balanced out, showing candy sweet raspberry and star anise on the nose. Pallet had a juicy acidity as well as juicy fruit qualities, baking spices to the finish, and over all showing some nice restraint. Good for a crowd pleaser.

NOTE** This label has changed over to central coast sourcing! Had the pleasure of having his wines with him in August last year at the Martin Ray estate. The swap over is due to price of fruit for the quality, and I can't really complain. After being open for 40 min, it balanced out, showing candy sweet raspberry and star anise on the nose. Pallet had a juicy acidity as well as juicy fruit qualities, baking spices to the finish, and over all showing some nice restraint. Good for a crowd pleaser.

Jan 11th, 2017
Seth Green

Oh, I hope there's more of this at the wine shop. Good stuff.

Oh, I hope there's more of this at the wine shop. Good stuff.

Oct 1st, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Light Ruby with simple red fruit flavors. Blackberry and cherry flavors with lively acidity. On the dry finish some oak comes through. Not very complex, but acidity seems too high. Tasting Sample.

Light Ruby with simple red fruit flavors. Blackberry and cherry flavors with lively acidity. On the dry finish some oak comes through. Not very complex, but acidity seems too high. Tasting Sample.

Jul 30th, 2016
Floyd Gelini

Pretty good. Tillies NYE 2015

Pretty good. Tillies NYE 2015

Dec 30th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge, TWP

90 for the price to quality ratio.. This is so well-put-together and smooth for $17.. Fresh wildberries, flowers, and a whif of brown sugar. The palate is clean and smooth with more fresh fruit and staying power.. A winner for sure in this price bracket, even this young.

90 for the price to quality ratio.. This is so well-put-together and smooth for $17.. Fresh wildberries, flowers, and a whif of brown sugar. The palate is clean and smooth with more fresh fruit and staying power.. A winner for sure in this price bracket, even this young.

Sep 18th, 2015
Candace Grosso

Smooth and velvety, yet light finish. Cherries and citrus with light oak and spice. Definitely want more!

Smooth and velvety, yet light finish. Cherries and citrus with light oak and spice. Definitely want more!

Sep 1st, 2015
Dana Svoboda

Nice balance, really enjoyable on its own or with chocolate. First bottle in our new RV.

Nice balance, really enjoyable on its own or with chocolate. First bottle in our new RV.

Feb 16th, 2015
Carlos Lerma

Smooth and enjoyable

Smooth and enjoyable

Aug 28th, 2013
Eydie Noll

17.99 at total wine !

17.99 at total wine !

Aug 10th, 2013