Beneduce Vineyards, Centerfold Pinot Noir 2017, New Jersey
Tasting Note: A serious New Jersey pinot noir that if you had to taste blind, you’d swear you were drinking an Oregon pinot.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red cherry, black plum, raspberry, blossom and dried raspberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir has medium-intensity red-fruit and floral flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and well-integrated medium tannin ultimately completing with a medium-plus finish.
The midpalate is complex with entrancing aromatics.
One of the best New Jersey pinot noirs.
Bottle Note: Our Centerfold is a knockout. Ripe. Lush. Feminine. It seduces 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.
Tasted: Unionville Vineyards Outdoor Tent, Ringoes, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 28, 2020