Deep violet in color, this alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing extract and purity of fruit focus. Vibrant fruit aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry soufflé harmonize with sassafras, forest floor and East-Indian spice notes. Heady aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of Bing cherry, black raspberry and white pepper. On the palate the juicy red fruits compliment the velvet-like texture and spicy finish.
Wine expert Ray Isle included Benovia in his December 2016 story for Food & Wine Magazine about the perfect Russian River Valley get-away.
“Like many top wineries, Benovia isn’t open for drive-by visits. But winemaker Mike Sullivan’s elegant, single-vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays are more than worth the effort it takes to send an email to make an appointment in advance. The selection changes frequently, but if the winery is pouring its gorgeous 2013 Tilton Hill Pinot Noir, we believe a silent high-five to yourself would be appropriate.”