Planted in 1970, this hillside vineyard is located on a steep
and rocky slope on our estate at the northern end of Russian River
Valley. We dry-farm these gnarled vines to produce small and
compact clusters with incredible fruit intensity with bright
acidity. After cluster sorting, destemming and berry sorting, this
wine was fermented utilizing open-top fermentation and then aged in
thin staved Bordeaux barrels on
fine lees, without racking.
This wine exhibits lively aromas of vine-ripened blackberries,
mulberry and baking spices. On the palate the wine's exuberant
boysenberry fruit is in perfect harmony with bright acidity, fine
grained tannin and a spice-laden finish.
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Awards & Accolades for Benovia Sonoma County
• 91 Points
• Very Good