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Benessere Vineyards Napa Valley Rosato 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is really weird at first, with an initial whiff of something that resembles Worcestershire sauce or fish sauce that gains good covering fruit. It’s not off-putting or too intense, in fact it’s really attractive in a deeply savory way, though it is unusual. On entry this is round and moderately big with fine acid and some soft tannins building a base for a core of gently sweet raspberry/strawberry fruit. The savory, almost leather aspect of the wine is well integrated though offering nice underlying complexity on the palate. The finish is more strawberry flavored with a hint of citrussy acidity and a touch of grassiness on the finale. I rather like this and can see it working well with some Asian spiced duck dishes. Peking duck on the patio anyone? 87pts

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Benessere Vineyards:
Benessere” is the Italian word for well being and prosperity. This is the feeling we try to embody at Benessere Winery. We are a small family owned, high end producer of Italian varietals, located in the north end of Napa Valley on the valley floor where the soil is well suited for growing excellent wine. We have expanded our selection of varietals to include Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Muscat di Canelli. We also produce an outstanding blend called Phenomenon.
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Editorial Reviews for Benessere Vineyards Napa Valley Rosato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
08/19/2011

This is really weird at first, with an initial whiff of something that resembles Worcestershire sauce or fish sauce that gains good covering fruit. It’s not off-putting or too intense, in fact it’s really attractive in a deeply savory way, though it is unusual. On entry this is round and moderately big with fine acid and some soft tannins building a base for a core of gently sweet raspberry/strawberry fruit. The savory, almost leather aspect of the wine is well integrated though offering nice underlying complexity on the palate. The finish is more strawberry flavored with a hint of citrussy acidity and a touch of grassiness on the finale. I rather like this and can see it working well with some Asian spiced duck dishes. Peking duck on the patio anyone? 87pts




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