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Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir 2007

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Benton-Lane Winery is a family owned estate which operates on the grounds of an old sheep ranch called Sunnymount. Their first vintage was in 1992 and they have since gone on to win two Top Wines in t

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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

Member Reviews for Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
04/19/2010

Jammy raspberry nose with firmly structured wood backbone. Great pinot noir as expected from this producer and this area!


Snooth User: ulo
23131831
4.00 5
08/08/2009

An impudent little wine. If it were a child I'd slap it and send it to bed without dinner.


Snooth User: acc123
1435764
3.00 5
06/21/2009

Fruit-driven with bright cherry and strawberry notes. Slight cola. Nice silky mouth-feel bordering on a full-bodied wine. Hints of mushroom, gamey meats. Wouldn't call this an overly-sophisticated pinot, just an enjoyable glass of wine. So enjoyable I drank the whole bottle....


Snooth User: bruckner811
29973419
3.50 5
10/22/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Medium red. A real fruit bomb on the nose, with aromas of raspberry and strawberry preserves. Very sweet but also vivid, and nicely framed by brisk acids that lift the red fruit flavors. Finishes sappy and long. This boasts good purity and freshness, especially for the year.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Broad, round and generous with its spicy plum, red pepper and toasty spice flavors, lingering nicely on the cinnamon-scented finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This wine is a blend of seven different clones of Pinot Noir, grown on estate vineyards in the southern Willamette Valley. The diversity of clones produces a more interesting wine with depth of character. The hot growing season in 2003 resulted in a "big" Pinot Noir with a dark ruby color, and aromas of ripe black plums, dark berries, currants, and cassis framed by sweet and spicy oak notes. The concentrated, ripe berry fruit on the mid-palate is balanced by lively acidity. This wine shows the firm backbone formed by ripe tannins that will provide the structure needed for graceful aging. The finish is long and succulent.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and immensely appealing for its delicacy and suppleness, offering pretty raspberry and strawberry flavors that pick up hints of white pepper and fresh mushroom as the finish sails on. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and fragrant, with an earthy edge to the modest berry and orange peel flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Definitely on the light side, this snappy young wine has a lot of appeal. It's racy and bright, mixing raspberry and cranberry fruit with an earthy base of clay and sod. Additional, unusual flavors of spiced meat come in towards the finish, which shows good persistence.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry and cherry-cola on the nose, with complicating notes of juniper, tobacco and musky herbs. Plush red and dark berry compote flavors provide very good palate coverage. Gains sweetness with air and picks up hints of sassafras and licorice pastille, finishing with very good cling and fine-grained tannins. This is approachable now but has the depth and structure to suggest that it will reward some patience.


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