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2008s Rate in the 90s with The Sonoma Wine Journal


93+ Points | 2008 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir

"Benovia Winery La Pommeraie Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2008:  Dark ruby robe.  Exuberant black cherry aromas and flavors, with a sappy core of fruit that is deeply layered and rich.  A touch of cinnamon and black raspberry come through on the long finish.  Sourced from the famous Zio Tony Vineyard that is owned and farmed by the Martinelli family, the grapes in this bottling are a combination of Dijon clones 828 and 777.  Drink now - 2014."

93 Points | 2008 La Pommeraie Chardonnay

"Benovia Winery La Pommeraie Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008:  Bright yellow with a brassy sparkle.  Aromas of pineapple, Meyer lemon, and caramel lead to deliciously integrated flavors of poached pear, lemon oil, and a hint of French oak.  A ripe and concentrated wine that epitomizes the vibrancy that Russian River Valley Chardonnay can achieve when it is planted and farmed with an eye towards quality.  In a word: awesome.  Drink now - 2014."

90 Points | 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Pinot Noir

"Benovia Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008:  Ruby.  Aromas of rhubarb, beets, cinnamon, and clove, with spicy cherry flavors on the palate.  Nice round mouthfeel.  A hint of earth and campfire smoke on the finish.  Drink now - 2012."

- The Sonoma Wine Journal Tasting Notes • July 2010