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    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • More flavor, less grapes – that's the verdict on California's ... supple tannins.” Riverbench Vineyard and Winery winemaker Clarissa Nagy echoed her colleagues' sentiments. “Quality has been very high with small berries leading to very concentrated flavors,” Nagy said. “Overall, I am very pleased with what I see for vintage 2014.” Photo Credit... Read More

    From the article Wine Institute: California May Have Trifecta of Great Vintages


  • Rosés come around just once a year. This is lamentable or not, depending ... is a touch dull. 87pts2011 Riverbench Rosé of Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 14.2%Stemmy and cottony on the nose with a fair amount of rhubarb, peach and sweetly almond aromas. Very smooth on entry, fairly seamless with a soft, creamy mouth feel. The flavors tend toward... Read More

    From the article The Great Rose Round-Up


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Rosé Riverbench Vineyard 2011

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    Stemmy and cottony on the nose with a fair amount of rhubarb, peach and sweetly almond aromas. Very smooth on entry, fairly seamless with a soft, creamy mouth feel. The flavors tend toward the slightly herbal side of the spectrum here. Nice notes of rhubarb and suggestions of carob accent the soft core of cooked strawberry fruit that fades on th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Bedrock Riverbench Vineyard 2007

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    Wine review by wwalker1013


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2006

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    The first thing I noticed was the overpowering smell of fresh cut strawberries when I poured the wine into the decanter. Terrific. This wine benefits from a long decant. At least one hour. Very Burgundian in its approach without the greenness. Basically it has all my favorite traits of pinot, including gorgeous soft tannins.Paired perfectly with... Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Reserve 2006

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    This wine is a traditional take on Chardonnay but has a balance that most lack. The fruit compliments the toastiness of the oak, and makes it a great food pairing wine. Read More

    Wine review by Paris1976


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Reserve 2006

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    definitely one of the more unique Chardonnays I have had. The oak is on the midpalate instead of the initial attack. Strange balance but it is all so fascinating. Lots of Pina Colada on the long finish. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Estate 2006

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    Named One of the Top Wineries in the World by the Professional Wine Buyers Competition, Riverbench Winery has been profiled as a world-class producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 2006 Estate Pinot Noir is among the first releases from the winery, and an excellent precedent for whats yet to come. The vivid burgundy color intrigues as it spla... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


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