Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir 2010

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This brilliantly ruby tinted wine has classic aromas of cherries, red currants and raspberries with more subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla layered in. On the palate, it exhibits lithe fruitiness and lingering cherry and berry flavors. The wine shows extraordinary balance and finesse with fine grained tannins that provide a nice framework to the silky mid-palate.

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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: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Very deep and complex aromas of Bing cherries, graham cracker pie crust, mushrooms and blackberries just leap from the glass. In the mouth blueberries, red raspberries and baked strawberries are ripe and viscous. This is a wine of tremendous depth and nuance.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

Benton Lane Pinot Noir is an excellent value, Estate Willamette Valley Pinot under 20 bucks? Yes, please. Cranberry and Red Raspberry fruit character with smokey spice and very pleasant structure.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

The Benton-Lane 2010 Pinot Noir Estate — bottled already in August, 2011 — displays attractively sweet and juicy blueberry and cherry tinged with vanilla. Its relatively simple mid-palate sweetness however gives way to a rather hard, graceless finish. I imagine this will remain in good health for several years, and perhaps will even develop some textural tenderness and further complexity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Bright red. Candied red fruits on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and gently spicy, with good finishing breadth and a touch of medicinal bitterness.



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This brilliantly ruby tinted wine has classic aromas of cherries, red currants and raspberries with more subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla layered in. On the palate, it exhibits lithe fruitiness and lingering cherry and berry flavors. The wine shows extraordinary balance and finesse with fine grained tannins that provide a nice framework to the silky mid-palate.

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