2010 Knights Valley Merlot
California: Knights Valley (Sonoma)
Thanks, Kosta Brown?
Today’s elegant and delicious wine has an intriguing secret: it was blended with fruit from the world-famous Ketcham Vineyard, a vineyard whose fruit is used in award-winning wines from Kosta Brown. How did we found out? We’ve been sworn to secrecy…
Benevolo’s 2010 Knights Valley Merlot is a wine that is both an elegant solo-sipper and a fantastic food wine. Enjoy long, lingering fireside sips - or big mouthfuls with a hearty meal.
Today’s wine is made by one of America’s oldest winemaking families, the Foppoli family. They’ve been making wine for five centuries, in Italy and in America. Their wines are unique old world meets new expressions of varietal and terroir.
Enjoy today’s highly recommended wine - before we run out!
Dark cherry red with perfect clarity from heart to edge.
Dark fruit of dried fig, braised plum, cassis and red licorice balanced against notes of brown spice and subtle cedar.
Dried cherry, dried mission fig, dried cranberry, pomegranate and quince. Once the wine opens up, blueberry, sweet tobacco, bramble, cassis and dried fall leaves appear.
Dried fruits linger for a long time, with a plush dryness that sweeps the palate from the front to the rear.
Enjoy this very food-flexible wine with grilled pizza with fresh arugula, dried mission fig and Italian sausage.
What the Winery Says
Benevolo 2010 Knights Valley Merlot
- Tasting Notes
- Elite Alexander Valley fruit from a single superb mountainside vineyard forms the base of this wine’s depth and character. A dark ruby red color, this lush and deeply flavored Merlot bursts with aromas of violet, baking spices, mocha, ripe plum, blackberry, and intense black cherry. On the palate, it exhibits a full-bodied mouthfeel with delicious flavors of black cherry, mocha and toasty oak and finishes with the velvety, luxurious mouthfeel that marks fine Merlot.
However, for us here at Benevolo, we couldn’t leave well enough alone, so we combined Pinot Noir from a single east side vineyard in Russian River Valley. The perfumed nose of optimally ripened black cherries, dried morels, earth and violets complements the intensity of the Merlot.
The combination of these two unique and amazing wines results in an incomparable experience. Enjoy with chicken, pork, game, red meats, pasta, or whatever you feel the urge in which to revel
About the Winery
Benevolo wines are created by 4 friends with a drive for combining the experience and passion of Sonoma with the artistry and complexity of Napa. With a combined family wine history of over a thousand years, our mission is to create perfect wines to share with our closest friends and family while doing all we can for the betterment of the youth in our communities.
A portion of all proceeds Benevolo receives goes directly towards supporting charities for underprivileged children.