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8 Ratings
Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Mountain Dragonsleaf
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Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The individual vineyard selections were harvested separately, fermented in small lots in open top fermenters, utilizing indigenous yeast at cool temperatures to stimulate slow phenolic extraction. Average fermentation of the individual lots ranged from 12-15 days. Pressed to oak, malo-lactic fermentation took place in barrels, which the majority of were new tight-grain French oak. All lots were aged separately and the blend was bottled in mid-November.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Our 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a layered wine with lush cherry, plum and sweet earth flavors. In the glass, herbaceous aromas introduce the wine. The appellations cool climate allowed us to craft a Pinot Noir balanced with both red fruit flavors and lean, elegant acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth with a medium to long finish.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2005 Vintage)