This Pinot Noir is a blend of seven different clones of Pinot Noir grapes grown on our Southern Willamette Valley location. . The relatively warm location allows us to produce very consistent pinot year after year. This is an easy to love pinot noir with vibrant fresh cherry flavors and a silky texture making this a very popular seller. It is a great accompaniment for lighter pasta or salad/meat dishes.
|2010: 87 Points - David David Schildknecht, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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. "