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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Bennett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006


    Nice bright fruit.- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Bennett Lane Carneros Reserve Chardonnay 2007


    Nose has typical Chardonnary properties - butterscoth, apple, pear, almond. Palate is nutty with flavors of apple. Very smooth on the palate and finish. This is a crisp style and no overpowering oak behind it, but still soft and rounded the whole way through. Read More

    Wine review by VitaVinifera

  • Bennett Lane Maximus Napa Valley Red Feasting Wine California 2005


    2001 vintage in cellar Read More

    Wine review by eabjork

  • Bennett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Primus Reserve 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by billson

  • I'm looking for suggestions for wineries to visit.  My wife and I went to Sonoma last April, and we are going again this September.  We have 4 days planned in the following wine regions- Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino.  We felt out Sonoma pretty well last time (by no means did we go to all the wineries, but we experienced some good diversity).  Thi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2nd Time to CA Wine Country

  • It was at Vinify Wine Service in Santa Rosa Calif which is a custom crush facility where many small Sonoma County Boutique wineries make their wares. 19 wine makers pouring 72 different bottlings. Made it about 2/3 through the presentation before I started getting palate fatigue and everything started tasting alike. Lots of good Pinots, a couple... Read More

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  • Turn Four Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


    Enjoyed this wine last evening at a local Italian restaurant. Delicious, silky, smooth. Delightful. Read More

    Wine review by bfpop

  • Turn Four Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by krissy512

  • Bennett Lane Maximus 2005


    This wine is perfect for the ladies who like to stay in the white zone. It is very smooth and easy to drink. The aroma is so attractive that you just can't resist to take a sip and fall in love with it. Read More

    Wine review by ptam

  • My wife and I will be visiting San Francisco in May this year and would like to arrange a one day tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.We have limited time in SFO - Is this feasible ?Are there any recommended tours or comapnies that can provide reliable and quality tours of these regions.Which wineries should we visit as a priorityMany thanksBarry D Read More

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