2007 Riverbench Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA, $29 (S) — Rating 90
A big Pinot Noir that needs some time to open up. Riverbench Estate Pinot Noir will reward your patience with a vividly burgundy colored wine, rich flavors of dark cherry, plum and dark fruit. We particularly enjoyed the hint of smokiness that added to the wine’s complexity. A big Pinot to pair with big flavors.