Selected Best Wine - Summer 2018

by Andrew Chalk Andrew Chalk

2017 Benziger Family Winery

Pinot Noir from Monterey USA

Average Price: 20.00

The Benziger family has been making Pinot Noir for decades, manly from grapes in their home county of Sonoma. This Monterey offering represents great value and the best of the 'California style' of Pinot Noir. The Benzigers were brave in putting this wine in a screwcap (like their New Zealand winemaking brethren) but then again it is sustainably farmed under the 'Farming for Flavors' grape growing program, certified by Stellar Certification Services.

Real World Wine Description

Body Medium
Acid Juicy
Dryness Medium Sweet
Fruit Flavors Cherry and Raspberry
Oak Forest Floor
Tannins Soft
(S or P)* S

This is one of the softest, most luscious Pinot Noirs that you will come across this vintage. It is rich with cherries and raspberries in the nose and mouth. Forest floor in the back of the mouth on the palate , all wrapped up with a medium length bouquet of those cherries. 

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*Some wines sent by vendor(s) at no cost to reviewer (indicated as Sample "S"). Others are purchased at retail. (Indicated as "P"). If a reseller is named after a price quote it is the one who, on, had the lowest price. Otherwise average pricing or winery pricing is used. Wines sent by vendors may not be reviewed and will not be returned.

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