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2009 Benovia Winery Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Vivid ruby.  A potent bouquet evokes cherry-cola, black raspberry, vanilla bean and smoky Indian spices.  Spice and herb-accented dark berry flavors show impressive intensity and depth, with complicating notes of anise, black tea and bitter chocolate.  Gains energy in the glass and picks up a peppery note that adds cut to the very long, penetrating finish.  This is built to age. 

88 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Atwood14184200
smooth and easy drinking
Drank too soon
by Beach13807740
Tried a bottle this past week while out of town. Despite lots of swirling and time in the glass, I could not coax the full breadth of flavors and aromas I know this wine has. The winemaker's notes on WA were spot on. Three and half stars at this point; will revisit later.


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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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