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Benton-Lane Pinot Noir 2012

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"Offers zip and refreshing balance, with honeydew, lime and mineral notes leading to the well-tuned finish." -Wine Spectator

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Benton-Lane Winery:
A short scenic drive 30 minutes north of Eugene, Benton-Lane Winery is a family owned sustainably-farmed estate vineyard and winery. Steve and Carol Girard have been owners of Benton-Lane since 1988 and share a passionate desire to produce great Pinot Noir. Benton-Lane currently produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and small amounts of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Home of four Top 10... Read more
A short scenic drive 30 minutes north of Eugene, Benton-Lane Winery is a family owned sustainably-farmed estate vineyard and winery. Steve and Carol Girard have been owners of Benton-Lane since 1988 and share a passionate desire to produce great Pinot Noir. Benton-Lane currently produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and small amounts of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Home of four Top 100 Wines in the World: 2004 Estate Pinot Noir - Wine Spectator and 2005, 2008 and 2010 Pinot Gris - Wine & Spirits. Benton-Lane wines are currently distributed in 49 states and several international markets. Read less

External Reviews for Benton-Lane Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/03/2015

The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate has a rather over-extracted bouquet that feels a little monochromatic. The palate has a slightly sour entry, the tannins rustic and there is some hardness toward the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2015

Bright red. Dried cherry, licorice and woodsmoke on the pungent nose, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Chewy, slightly bitter redcurrant and cherry flavors unwind slowly, picking up a licorice quality and a hint of bitter chocolate. Shows a slightly tart character on the finish, with the cherry and licorice notes echoing. Let this one stretch out in the glass.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2015

Fresh and taut, with a sharp edge of crisp tannins to the dark berry and floral flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 13,700 cases made.



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"Offers zip and refreshing balance, with honeydew, lime and mineral notes leading to the well-tuned finish." -Wine Spectator

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