Overview of the Wine
For a Benovian, labor is life, and life is fulfilling. Winemaker and co-owner Mike Sullivan grew up tending his family’s vines on Sonoma Mountain. Proprietors Mary Dewane and Joe Anderson were both raised on hard work by their fathers, Ben Dewane and Novian Anderson. Hard work brings its own rewards, they would say. Be the best at what you do. Surround yourself with good people, and let them get to work. And never, ever produce anything that wouldn’t make you proud.
Here in the Russian River Valley, we are all part of a close-knit community that finds joy in purpose. We’re at our happiest during harvest, when friends join us on the sorting line and the winery and vineyards are buzzing with activity and camaraderie.
After years of humble, hard work, we believe that we are creating something truly beautiful that draws people together.
Grape / Blend
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Luscious aromas of boysenberry, Santa Rosa plum and black cherry yield to concentrated cranberry and black fruit notes on the palate with a polished mouthfeel that is exceptionally balanced by ample acidity on the finish.
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
From the Martinelli-family-farmed Zio Tony Ranch, this lush, opulent red is spicy and stemmy, with wild, earthy notes of forest floor and black tea. Citrus and strawberry components provide a contrast of freshness and lively youthfulness, buoyed by structured tannin weight and toasted oak.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
There's rich ripeness to the concentrated cherry, red plum and raspberry flavors, showing accents of dried mint and tarragon. The vibrant finish features hints of hot spices that give this added verve.
Product size: 750ml