Benessere Vineyards Wines
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This wine entices with scents of watermelon, blood orange, strawberry, and guava, with just a hint of rich custard in the mix. These flavors carry through on the palate. The wine shows a rich texture, great length, and dense concentration, but it is nevertheless sprightly and refreshing in the glass.
Black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by hints of mocha and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is silky in texture, but it has a delightfully surprising tannic grip. Notes of espresso and dark chocolate-covered cherries stand out against a background of lush fruit flavors. The lingering, complex finish promise a great future for this wine.
Beautiful notes of dark fruit, fine dark chocolate, and a hint of spice lead to a harmonious palate that gives and gives. Still very young, this wine will evolve in the mouth as it will evolve in your cellar over the next decade. Rich, complex, and rewarding.
Rich scarlet in color, this wine offers disparate yet beauitfully intergrated aromas that range from red rasberry, star anise, and cinnamon to toasted almonds, gooseberry, milk chocolate, and baking spice. The medium/heavy body carries these flavors on the palate augmented with more layers of flavor from fine French oak barrels. These notes of allspice, sandalwood, and vanilla are almost hypnotic over the smooth, long finish.
This deep crimson to black wine is layered and complex with notes of black cherry, dark plum, bay leaf, toasted oak, baker’s chocolate, and spices. This is a dense wine that will benefit from aerative decanting or time in the cellar. Fine-grained tannins provide structure and support but do not overwhelm. The finish seems endless and will reward contemplation.
Tightly wound, this wine will benefit from decanting to allow the beautiful aromas to emerge. The wine is complex and dense, offering aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, and molten chocolate, along with bright acidity and dense, velvety, fine-grained tannins. The finish is long and inspires another sip. This wine will develop further complexity with proper cellaring. Enjoy now through 2034.
This richly powerful wine offers a heady blend of aromas including baking spices, cedar, cardamom and clove. Blackberry, pomegranate, and blackcurrant notes come through on the nose and palate. The wine is juicy and ebullient, with the spice notes dominant. The finish is long, complex, and ever-evolving, promising a long life ahead for this wine.
Enjoy with osso bucco, rabbit with spring vegetables and polenta, a braised lamb shank, or a pomegranate-glazed pork chop.
Bright blueberry and black raspberry aromas, with hints of vanilla and clove. Vivacious and complex with a delightfully charming finish. Pair with a salad of watermelon, feta and mint, an antipasto plate, or a pizza topped with cremini mushrooms.
Signature Sangiovese notes of Morello cherry and saddle leather, along with hints of blackberry and cocoa powder. On the palate the wine is sumptuously textured and captivating, commanding attention, which is rewarded with discoveries of espresso, molten chocolate, and clove.
This intensely colored wine appears seems to be brooding in the glass, holding its secrets close. The aromas imparted by the new French oak (50%) barrels are marked but well integrated, lending notes of dark roast coffee and milk chocolate. The wine offers classic flavors of red- and blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry, sage, black cherry, and toasted almond, along with hints of vanilla, cedar, and cocoa. On the palate the wine is satiny and silky. The lingering finish reveals something new with each taste.
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This is a beautiful wine from the aromatic start to the seemingly endless finish. It beguiles with aromas of blue and black fruit and hints of violets and roses. On the palate it is sumptuously textured. The floral and fruit characters are joined by hints of espresso and dark chocolate, as well as savory notes of cedar and a hint of black olive.
Layered, complex aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Medium-weight on the palate, with a medley of fruit flavors that will surely bring a smile to your face. Pair with chicken saltimbocca, eggplant parmigiana, or focaccia with rosemary and olives.
Beguiling aromas of Asian pear Thai basil, honeydew melon and a hint of ginger give way to a crisp but pleasantly voluminous mouthfeel. The lingering finish reveals hints of herbs and flowers from the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.
Enjoy with Pink Lady apple slices smeared with gorgonzola, a coconut curry with ginger and basil, or spaghetti cacio e pepe.
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We are excited to introduce you to our new releases including the debut of the 2019 Tenaci, our second in the series of five wines created to replace the 2020 vintage lost to the wildfires. Tenaci is the Italian word for tenacity, perseverance, and resilience.
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With its beautiful carmine red shade, our Sagrantino is as graceful as it is intense. This wine is deep and savory. Exotic aromas of sandalwood, teak, and star anise support notes of black raspberry and Santa Rosa plum.
First place in its flight, this sweet white wine’s pale appearance belies rich aromas of sweet orange blossom, jasmine, mango, guava, pineapple, and lychee fruit. A lovely wine with a goldilocks texture: neither too rich, nor too light – a wonderfully silky wine. ~ St. Helena Star / NVV tasting panel
With an intense ruby / garnet hue, this wine entices with satisfying aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and mocha with hints of lavender. Notes of toasted oak, such as vanilla and spice, add depth to the wine and gently support the fruit character.
Our Black Glass Zinfandel is back with a bang! With rich hues that pop and inviting aromatics, it is expansive on the palate, offering bold flavors and a spicy finish. Our vineyard site's signature black raspberry flavors are joined by cherry and violet and rose petal notes, as well as cocoa powder-dusted dark chocolate.
Our 100% Estate grown Sangiovese offers up incredible aromas of dark red fruits, sage, caramel, and maple syrup. On the palate, there are tantalizing flavors of dark chocolate, coconut, and dark cherries. The mouth coating, velvety mid-palate leads to a long finish with well-integrated tannins. This gem will age beautifully for the next 15+ years--however, it’s hard not to enjoy this now.
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The restrained, elegant nose offers hints of rose petal, violet and cocoa. The wine is juicy and expansive on the palate, with a lovely mix of fruit and spicy notes. Flavors of dark berries give way to the signature tart cherry note of Sangiovese, as well as chocolate ganache.
Bold, rich, compelling notes of blackberry, vanilla, clove, and allspice. Fine-grained tannins promise development of further complexity in the cellar, but this wine would be enjoyable now with a bistecca fiorentina or braised lamb shanks.
Bubbles make everything better! This wine has all the exuberance of our still Pinot Grigio along with the complexity and yeasty characteristics derived from a long maturation on the lees. A broad spectrum of citrus flavors intermingle with floral notes and a rich, biscuity character from the yeast. The bubbles ensure a crisp, clean finish.