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Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

9.027 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker, Jon Priest, states that “superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker.” Bright Ruby with rich red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, light in body, fine layered spice and oak, a little more pronounced that recent vintages. Soft tannins, great mouthfeel, well balanced ending with slight earthy character. Very Nice! Consistent quality.

Winemaker, Jon Priest, states that “superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker.” Bright Ruby with rich red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, light in body, fine layered spice and oak, a little more pronounced that recent vintages. Soft tannins, great mouthfeel, well balanced ending with slight earthy character. Very Nice! Consistent quality.

Jan 6th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker, Jon Priest, states that “superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker.” Bright Ruby with rich red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, light in body, fine layered spice and oak, a little more pronounced that recent vintages. Soft tannins, great mouthfeel, well balanced ending with slight earthy character. Very Nice! Consistent quality.

Winemaker, Jon Priest, states that “superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker.” Bright Ruby with rich red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, light in body, fine layered spice and oak, a little more pronounced that recent vintages. Soft tannins, great mouthfeel, well balanced ending with slight earthy character. Very Nice! Consistent quality.

Sep 9th, 2018
Brett Francis

This gave the night a solid foundation in Pinot Noir. We drank two bottles of this accessible wine. It didn’t really stand out, but it served the purpose of being widely enjoyed and showed hints of what a Pinot Noir can be.

This gave the night a solid foundation in Pinot Noir. We drank two bottles of this accessible wine. It didn’t really stand out, but it served the purpose of being widely enjoyed and showed hints of what a Pinot Noir can be.

May 10th, 2019
Bruce Leboff

Good middle of the road Pinot

Good middle of the road Pinot

Apr 15th, 2019
Ming Liang

From the delicate nose of raspberry, strawberry, mushroom, and cinnamon, to the silky smooth yet vibrant palate, to the soft and sweet tannins, the 2014 vintage from the estate vineyard is all about understated elegance. One of the best PN I’ve tasted from Los Carneros.

From the delicate nose of raspberry, strawberry, mushroom, and cinnamon, to the silky smooth yet vibrant palate, to the soft and sweet tannins, the 2014 vintage from the estate vineyard is all about understated elegance. One of the best PN I’ve tasted from Los Carneros.

Jan 6th, 2019
Jeff S
8.8

Cherry notes and a bit heartier than others. Dry on the back end and some pepper too.

Cherry notes and a bit heartier than others. Dry on the back end and some pepper too.

Jun 11th, 2018
Yves Padovani

A little young but very promising!!!

A little young but very promising!!!

Oct 18th, 2017
Rich Thorne

Looking forward to more deliveries of this!

Looking forward to more deliveries of this!

Apr 23rd, 2017
David Lee

Medium-full bodied PN. Cherries and blueberries on the palate with light tannins and acidity. Long peppery finish like a Napa Cab.

Medium-full bodied PN. Cherries and blueberries on the palate with light tannins and acidity. Long peppery finish like a Napa Cab.

Aug 12th, 2016
John Berghoff

John had this a month ago

John had this a month ago

Apr 18th, 2019