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Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

9.15 ratings
9.11 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
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.1

Solid #pinotnoir #loscarneros #loscarnerospinot for the money.

Solid #pinotnoir #loscarneros #loscarnerospinot for the money.

Oct 9th, 2019
Norma Ray

A light and fruity note on the nose. A beautiful Pinot with just the balanced acidity and flavor. I’m tasting blueberry, raspberries, a touch of sour cherries and, soft leather. I was pleasantly surprised at the affordable price and the older vintage; I feel like this wine has come of age.

A light and fruity note on the nose. A beautiful Pinot with just the balanced acidity and flavor. I’m tasting blueberry, raspberries, a touch of sour cherries and, soft leather. I was pleasantly surprised at the affordable price and the older vintage; I feel like this wine has come of age.

Sep 17th, 2021
PS Michaels

Of its ilk, pretty darn good. More oak than I typically like, but the fruit is subdued and alcohol is not over the top.

Of its ilk, pretty darn good. More oak than I typically like, but the fruit is subdued and alcohol is not over the top.

Mar 6th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Enjoyed this so much a few months ago, I just had to try another bottle. Aged for 12 months, very pleasant light berry fruit aromas with slight undertones of earthiness. On the palate cherry and currants with subtle spice. I would consider this one of the lighter bodied Pinot’s I have tasted. Soft tannins lingering ending with a mineral tang. Nice, from their 1500 acre Grace Benoit Ranch in Carneros. As good as previous bottle.

Enjoyed this so much a few months ago, I just had to try another bottle. Aged for 12 months, very pleasant light berry fruit aromas with slight undertones of earthiness. On the palate cherry and currants with subtle spice. I would consider this one of the lighter bodied Pinot’s I have tasted. Soft tannins lingering ending with a mineral tang. Nice, from their 1500 acre Grace Benoit Ranch in Carneros. As good as previous bottle.

Feb 5th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Aged for 12 months, very pleasant light berry fruit aromas with slight undertones of earthiness. On the palate cherry and currants with subtle spice. I would consider this one of the lighter bodied Pinot’s I have tasted. Soft tannins lingering ending with a mineral tang. Nice, from their 1500 acre Grace Benoit Ranch in Carneros.

Aged for 12 months, very pleasant light berry fruit aromas with slight undertones of earthiness. On the palate cherry and currants with subtle spice. I would consider this one of the lighter bodied Pinot’s I have tasted. Soft tannins lingering ending with a mineral tang. Nice, from their 1500 acre Grace Benoit Ranch in Carneros.

Nov 12th, 2017
David Russell

14.3%

14.3%

Aug 5th, 2017
George Yasutake

Very good pinot

Very good pinot

May 26th, 2017
Heather Stanley

Delicious

Delicious

Jan 31st, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

Not our usual style, quite enjoyable with food. Smoke and wood. Carries its 14.3% ABC quite well. Very enjoyable.

Not our usual style, quite enjoyable with food. Smoke and wood. Carries its 14.3% ABC quite well. Very enjoyable.

Dec 12th, 2016
Chris Regina

Cinnamon and spice and everything nice.

Cinnamon and spice and everything nice.

Oct 22nd, 2016