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Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

8.9195 ratings
8.921 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, 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
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Basically just a burgundy in disguise.

Basically just a burgundy in disguise.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Kate

Smooth thick not too fruity and very drinkable. Would buy again. Maybe blueberry floral and smoky? Perfect complex combination flavor however it's described.

Smooth thick not too fruity and very drinkable. Would buy again. Maybe blueberry floral and smoky? Perfect complex combination flavor however it's described.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2016
Ed Matthews

This bottle was dumb or perhaps, my palate was just shot by the time I got to it. There just was not much to the nose at all, very closed. I did pick up a little light smoke, light earth and light red fruit. On the palate: red fruit, little pomegranate. As far as wine making style, very fine and very precise.

This bottle was dumb or perhaps, my palate was just shot by the time I got to it. There just was not much to the nose at all, very closed. I did pick up a little light smoke, light earth and light red fruit. On the palate: red fruit, little pomegranate. As far as wine making style, very fine and very precise.

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

A touch too austere, but seems to relax a little after an hour (or maybe that's me doing the relaxing). Kirsch, walnut skin, citrus peel, and wet stone, with a dry, almost antiseptically clean finish.

A touch too austere, but seems to relax a little after an hour (or maybe that's me doing the relaxing). Kirsch, walnut skin, citrus peel, and wet stone, with a dry, almost antiseptically clean finish.

Dec 20th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Wonderful wine. Robust. Dense flavors. Distinctive.

Wonderful wine. Robust. Dense flavors. Distinctive.

Apr 17th, 2016
Sean Genn

Dark cherry, baking spice and mushroom. Nice restrained Carneros Pinot. Short finish

Dark cherry, baking spice and mushroom. Nice restrained Carneros Pinot. Short finish

Nov 21st, 2015
Michael Westerberg

Dark ruby color, medium body with brute acidity, hints five-part petal, red cherry, heavy toast with a short finish. This wine would likely pair well with all kinds of food

Dark ruby color, medium body with brute acidity, hints five-part petal, red cherry, heavy toast with a short finish. This wine would likely pair well with all kinds of food

Sep 29th, 2015
Caitlin Dahl

Heavier than most Pinot noirs- very easy to drink and satisfying

Heavier than most Pinot noirs- very easy to drink and satisfying

Oct 12th, 2017
Dana Giammaria

Beautiful Pinot Noir.

Beautiful Pinot Noir.

May 28th, 2017
Vanessa Hadick

It is definitely a California pinot! My palate is so used to Oregon Pinot now, but this was a fun trip back to my home state and was a gift from a visiting friend. Dark cherry, good body, medium finish.

It is definitely a California pinot! My palate is so used to Oregon Pinot now, but this was a fun trip back to my home state and was a gift from a visiting friend. Dark cherry, good body, medium finish.

Mar 27th, 2017