Benziger Signaterra Bella Luna Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

$49.99 $38.97
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Item No. 109958
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This cool climate pinot is characterized by a balance of structured acidity and bright fruit. A lush, nuanced and thoughtful pinot noir, the wine has intense red fruit character with spice, herbacious and earthy tones in the finish. Soft, chalky tannins combine with smooth acidity to create a full mouthfeel that lingers on your palate. Our Signaterrra Pinot Noir is unadulterated and pure in essence.

In 2008, the vineyard was farmed using high level sustainable farming practices and in it's final transitional year before official Demeter Biodynamic® certification.

Critical Acclaim

"Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of dark berry preserves, candied rose and anise, with a suave vanilla note that gains strength with aeration. Lush and creamy in texture, with slightly jammy black raspberry and mulberry flavors showing a bit of back-end heat. Leads strongly with its fruit and finishes with serious breadth and cling. Pretty much a fruit bomb but extremely easy to drink and flat-out delicious. "
90 Points

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Learn About Benziger Map ItMap It

The Benziger Family Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Their Reserve wines showcase those rare lots discovered in the vineyard or developed in the cellar that receive the highest level of care and emerge as the best of the vintage. Benziger also produces Benziger Family wine and the limited production Vineyard Designate wines. At the core of Benziger Winery are eight, same generation family members committed to managing every aspect of grape growing and winemaking.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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