Benovia La Pommeraie 2015


SKU 2653



Winemaker Notes :

This extraordinary single vineyard Pinot Noir gives an immediate impression of depth and concentration in the glass, with remarkably explosive aromas of dark plum and boysenberry. The palate is viscous and rich, yet light on its feet, with fine polished tannins and an exceptionally balanced acidity. Whole clusters were once again included in the fermentation - to give the wine a broader mouthfeel. Although delicious upon release, we expect this wine to improve with cellaring for 6-8 years from vintage date.

Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Benovia
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis wine is ethereal and intoxicating on the nose, offering a bouquet of wild rose and lavender that's hard to resist. Dense, concentrated strawberry and pomegranate flavors give it a tart freshness on the palate that contrasts well against its innate power. There's plenty of structure here for further aging.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2018
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFresh, snappy, vivid black and wild berry give this a zesty mouthfeel; fine-grained tannins give the flavors traction. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made.

James Laube, 2018
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pinot Noir La Pommeraie is medium ruby-purple in color and scented of violets, dark chocolate and star anise with a core of Black Borest cake, raspberry pie and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, soft, refreshing and delicious in its youth, it offers vibrant berry flavors and a lively backbone, finishing long and perfumed. 321 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 27, 2018