Bennett Lane Winery

(707) 942-6684 3340 Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515
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Follow Napa Valley's Route 29 north to Calistoga, and then keep going just 2 1/2 more miles. You'll arrive at the pinnacle of the Napa Valley - the northernmost wedge where the Vaca mountain range meets the Mayacamas range. Here you will also find Bennett Lane Winery, sitting snugly at the edge of its own well-maintained Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Owners Randy and Lisa Lynch purchased the property only five and a half years ago, but Bennett Lane is already making a splash in wine country with its lush textured Cabernet Sauvignon and a no-nonsense red wine varietal blend called Maximus, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The winery has garnered an incredible thirteen 90+ Point Scores from Wine Spectator in four short years. Maximus leads the way in Bennett Lane's quest to produce high quality Napa Valley red wine. The 2002 Maximus was named the Top Value Napa Valley Cabernet for the 2002 vintage by Wine Spectator's James Laube and the 2003 Maximus made a splash with a 90 Point rating Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • My wife and I are currently planning a trip to northern California sometime this summer to explore the wineries and learn a bit about California wine. We are quiet familiar with wine-touring in general, just not in California. In fact, I will admit to being unfamiliar with most California wines (I have my favourites, but don't know much beyond... Read More

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  • So I guess the older you get the more complex you become. I'm 31 and have become pretty well versed in all things beer. Now I want to do the same with wine. Glad to be on here and would welcome any suggestions for wines I should always have on hand in my new cellar and wines I should break out for special occassions. My wife likes whites and... Read More

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  • Turn4 Cabernet Sauvignon Usa Usa-Napa 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by jmazz

  • Bennett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


    Rich,lushious, and velvety. Amazingly smooth. One of my top 10. Read More

    Wine review by stargem315

  • I'm planning to travel to Cali and on this trip I'm not looking for the famous wineries that everyone knows about and is always jam packed with people and tourists. I want an intimate setting, something off the road, where I'll be given some attention and be able to chat and enjoy my wine instead of being rushed. Any good suggestions from those ... Read More

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  • Bennett Lane Maximus 2005


    Flabby and non-descript, with very little fruit and an odd oleaginous texture (doubtless achieved by "tannin management"). Tastes somewhat downmarket. Read More

    Wine review by BearBryant

  • Bennett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by bjreeves

  • Bennett Lane Maximus 2005


    Very interesting wine with a non-conventional blend. They use of Syrah is not typical of a meritage blend. The wine had aromas of plum and herbs. Taste was surprisingly complex with plum, current, with good balance. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

  • Bennett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    Again, tasted at Snooth Blind Tasting ... Opaque, dense wine. First impression was that this was a Zinfandel from Dry Creek than a Cab from Napa. Definitely not a wine for me. It was big, jammy with sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

  • Bennett Lane Maximus 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Mirenda

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