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Vineyard: Riverbench

AppellationSanta Maria Valley
VarietiesPinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Viognier

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Cotiere Riverbench Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc.. · Light red cherry color in the glass. Demure, but pleasing aromas of cherry, sandalwood and toast. Light to mid weight flavors of fresh cherry pie glaze and savory herbs. Supple tannins make for easy enjoyability. Score: 88-89. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Pali “Huntington” Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 9,218 cases, $22.50. Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Sourced from 6 vineyards including Riverbench, Lucas & Lewellen, Bentrock, Radian, Presq’uile and Pence Ranch. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. A very ripe, exuberant wine displaying aromas of blackberry jam, plum, balsam and oak spice and full-bodied flavors of black and purple fruits with a hint of raisin and oak. A pleasant, fruity wine with no special sense of place. Score: 86. Reviewed February 22, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »