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Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir 2005

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Benton-Lane makes a significant amount of this moderately priced Pinot, and in the right years it is one of the better Oregon values. The 2005 offers sweet, pleasing strawberry fruit and earthy streaks of wild herbs. The tannins, at least at the moment, are still rough and taste of green tea. Time may smooth it out so that the finish is less rugged.

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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 Winery Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/28/2015

Benton-Lane makes a significant amount of this moderately priced Pinot, and in the right years it is one of the better Oregon values. The 2005 offers sweet, pleasing strawberry fruit and earthy streaks of wild herbs. The tannins, at least at the moment, are still rough and taste of green tea. Time may smooth it out so that the finish is less rugged.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/28/2015

A big, youthful pinot with Beaujolais-like scents of fresh red cherry jam, this is exuberant with brisk fruit flavors balanced by an herbal, vinous quality. A touch of bitterness brings the wine up short; a year in the cellar should allow it to integrate. Then serve with duck sausage.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
01/07/2008

Pinot Noir is the name of the game at Benton Lane, the Oregon-based winery established by noted Californian producers Steve Girard (Girard) and Carl Doumani (Stags' Leap Winery). The quality is top-notch as evidenced by the current '05 vintage.




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