91 Points Wine Advocate
The 2014 Benchbreak Pinot Noir is a dark purple color withred fruit characters of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, andstrawberry coupled with a bit of blueberry aromas and flavors.There is a touch of Asian spice and subtle earthy characters.Balanced tannins lead way to lingering finish.
Pale to medium ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Bench Break has intense red currant and red cherry notes with hints of violets, Chinese five spice and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, fine and fresh in the mouth, it has a lot of varietal expression and sense of place for this price point without sacrificing flavor, which is a dorky way of saying, it rocks! 35,000 cases were made.