Beneduce Vineyard, Centerfold Pinot Noir 2016, New Jersey
Tasting Note: Another pinot noir from Beneduce Vineyards that channels Willamette Valley but for a more affordable price.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of crushed rose, violet petal, strawberry, red cherry, red currant and red plum.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir has medium-plus-intensity red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and well-integrated, slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin.
A reserved midpalate and elegant fruit combines well with well-done winemaking in your glass.
Bottle Note: Hunterdon Country. Estate grown. Our Centerfold is a knockout. Ripe. Lush. Feminine. It seduced cynical taste buds with long legs and intoxicating aromas. Finally, a pinot noir with enough distinction to deserve both its notorious reputation and a spot next to you at the table. Think Local, Drink Local.
Tasted: Beneduce Vineyards Tasting Room, Pittstown, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 29, 2020