Benessere Vineyards (St. Helena)

This trip to Benessere was a quick unplanned trip as our previous appointment at another winery was pushed back an hour or so. Wanting to try something new, we stumbled across Benessere winery. Benessere was a winery tucked into a small corner of St Helena, which focuses on Italian varietals and some California classics.

We walked into Benessere without reservations (although visiting requires one), and we got extremely lucky, as there happened to be an opening and they were very accommodating to our drop in visit.

As we were sat down, we were notified that the owners were here, and they would be upset if we were not treated with crackers and some fine cheese. Promptly, we were handed an assortment of saltines and cheese as well as their Pinot Grigio to start our flight

Benessere 2014 Pinot Grigio

Heavy texture and body, bright citrus fruits and a hint of tropical notes. Notes of apples, white peaches, guava are dominant with floral notes of jasmine and fresh cut flowers. Good acidity, clean and refreshing. We gave it a 90/100 points at $22

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