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Handcrafted, small production wines from a winery in Napa Valley. The winemaker is Kari Auringer
The inaugural Pinot Noir from the 2010 vintage is labeled "Benevolent Dictator" and is sourced from the Russian River Valley.
2010 Silver Trident Winery Benevolent Dictator Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., 200 cases, $55. Aged in 40% new French oak barrels · My first experience with this winery and a good one. Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose brims with aromas of Bing cherries, baking spices and toasty, nutty oak. Very smooth and charming on the palate with mid weight flavors of dark cherry pie glaze, cola, red licorice and spice. Very classy and seamless with impeccable balance. The spiced cherry flavor was even more intense the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »