Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review
Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018
Monterey County, California, United States
Community Reviews: 8
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Lovely, fleshy ripe cherries and red field berries on the nose and palate of this terrific Californian Pinot Noir. Smooth and supple and medium-bodied. Pair with roast turkey or chicken.
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This Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018 was reviewed on December 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean
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|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
This is my kind of Pinot Noir from California - more subtle and not in your face. This one hails from Monterey and is certified sustainable.
Aromas of cranberry, beetroot and raspberry - none overly ripe. Smooth tannins and nicely balanced acidity. Medium body with flavours of cranberry and spice.
A perfect pairing for that Sunday night roast pork flavoured with rosemary and a cranberry compote on the side.
Tasted November 17/2019
|Colette Martin rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Medium ruby color with bright red fruit aromas, spice and light earthy notes. Strawberries and cranberries dominate on the palate with a hint of pepper and smoke. Nice balance of acidity and tannin, medium bodied with lovely red fruit, peppery and earthy finish
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Lovely!! From a cooler area of California, in Monterey County. Aromas of raspberry and cranberry, with some earthy hints, as well as a hint of white pepper. Medium+ body and acidity, with bright red fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced fruit, spice, acidity and a bit of heat from alcohol. Enjoy with pork or chicken.
|L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Medium ruby Pinot Noir, darker than average Pinot Noir. Prominent aroma of dusty lavender, with lighter red fruit aromas of strawberry, cranberry and red cherry. There is a strong spicy component of black and white pepper to the taste, with strawberry, cranberry and cherry and a slight earthy note. The wine is fresh tasting and the spicy and earthy notes will complement braised beef and mushroom dishes.
|Simon Chen rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
lovely strawberry, cherry notes on the palate. Good acidity and gentle lingering at the finish. Another good sipping wine to start the meal
|Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Full bodied and fruity. Delivers a food friendly combination of strawberry, cherries and cedar supported with pleasing touches of fennel and dill. Approachable tannins, this pinot noir features eye catching bright ruby hues.
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Pine, mushroom, tomato aroma at the outset, opens up to strawberry and a hint of vanilla. Very light and very fresh, great pairing for light fare from green salads, salmon, trout and pasta sauces.
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