This cool climate pinot is characterized by a balance of
structured acidity and bright fruit. A lush, nuanced and
thoughtful pinot noir, the wine has intense red fruit
character with spice, herbacious and earthy tones in the
finish. Soft, chalky tannins combine with smooth
acidity to create a full mouthfeel that lingers on your
palate. Our Signaterrra Pinot Noir is unadulterated and
pure in essence.
In 2008, the
vineyard was farmed using high level sustainable farming
practices and in it's final transitional year before official Demeter
Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of dark berry preserves, candied rose and anise, with a suave vanilla note that gains strength with aeration. Lush and creamy in texture, with slightly jammy black raspberry and mulberry flavors showing a bit of back-end heat. Leads strongly with its fruit and finishes with serious breadth and cling. Pretty much a fruit bomb but extremely easy to drink and flat-out delicious.
The Benziger Family Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Their Reserve wines showcase those rare lots discovered in the vineyard or developed in the cellar that receive the highest level of care and emerge as the best of the vintage. Benziger also produces Benziger Family wine and the limited production Vineyard Designate wines. At the core of Benziger Winery are eight, same generation family members committed to managing every aspect of grape growing and winemaking.