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Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review

Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018

Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018

Monterey County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Benziger

Agent: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

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 - 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 WSET 3 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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