Benton-Lane

Estate Grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.8379 ratings
8.927 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Happy National Pinot Noir Day! I am celebrating by opening the 2011 Benton-Lane Estate Grown Pinot Noir Willamette Valley.

On the nose there is nice red fruit, cherry, strawberry, cranberry, menthol, cola and a touch of funk.

The palate shows the red fruit that is on the nose, tart strawberry, cherry, cranberry, cola, clove, wet leaves and a bit of dry soil.

This is a light bodied wine with medium to + acidity and medium fine luscious tannins that coat the tongue which leads to a nice medium to long fruit filled finish. I hope everyone is enjoying Pinot Noir Day as I am and please as always be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Happy National Pinot Noir Day! I am celebrating by opening the 2011 Benton-Lane Estate Grown Pinot Noir Willamette Valley.

On the nose there is nice red fruit, cherry, strawberry, cranberry, menthol, cola and a touch of funk.

The palate shows the red fruit that is on the nose, tart strawberry, cherry, cranberry, cola, clove, wet leaves and a bit of dry soil.

This is a light bodied wine with medium to + acidity and medium fine luscious tannins that coat the tongue which leads to a nice medium to long fruit filled finish. I hope everyone is enjoying Pinot Noir Day as I am and please as always be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 18th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Even though I have a cold and I know I shouldn't try this tasting with my senses all screwed up. My friend Erik had been talking up the Benton-Lane like it was something special which I tend to agree with. I do know from the Benton-Lanes I have had I definitely agree. I have recently had the 2010 which was exceptional and now I am going to give the 2011 Estate Grown Pinot a go. Right off the git is the tell tail funk that I love on the nose, strawberry, bing cherries, a little plum with some earthy notes. The palate has a good red fruit component, tart strawberry, raspberry, bing cherry, mushroom, and spice notes. There is a nice mild acidity with a good medium long finish. Very good wine again.

Even though I have a cold and I know I shouldn't try this tasting with my senses all screwed up. My friend Erik had been talking up the Benton-Lane like it was something special which I tend to agree with. I do know from the Benton-Lanes I have had I definitely agree. I have recently had the 2010 which was exceptional and now I am going to give the 2011 Estate Grown Pinot a go. Right off the git is the tell tail funk that I love on the nose, strawberry, bing cherries, a little plum with some earthy notes. The palate has a good red fruit component, tart strawberry, raspberry, bing cherry, mushroom, and spice notes. There is a nice mild acidity with a good medium long finish. Very good wine again.

3 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

The wine I am drinking tonight comes from the Willamette Valley. This Benton -Lane Pinot is a nice wine. The nose gives you a good earthy aroma, dusty Forrest floor and black cherries. The palate brings out a medium mouthfeel with the black cherries, mushrooms, all spice and black tea all doing a soulful dance of seduction with a smooth silky finish. You will enjoy this luscious effort from Benton-Lane! Nostrovia!

The wine I am drinking tonight comes from the Willamette Valley. This Benton -Lane Pinot is a nice wine. The nose gives you a good earthy aroma, dusty Forrest floor and black cherries. The palate brings out a medium mouthfeel with the black cherries, mushrooms, all spice and black tea all doing a soulful dance of seduction with a smooth silky finish. You will enjoy this luscious effort from Benton-Lane! Nostrovia!

2 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2013
Sue Mohle

Light with cherry tree bark and sweet mushroom

Light with cherry tree bark and sweet mushroom

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Peter J.

17

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.7

Perfectly paired with endive salad with candied walnuts. Sweet walnuts bring out a berry forward quality. Bitter endive brings out a terroir driven, spicy, chalky wine so you can taste the soil in the bottom of the glass.

Perfectly paired with endive salad with candied walnuts. Sweet walnuts bring out a berry forward quality. Bitter endive brings out a terroir driven, spicy, chalky wine so you can taste the soil in the bottom of the glass.

Jan 1st, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Tasty; Light bodied; bright acid; new oak, vanilla, some funk and barnyard, cherry

Tasty; Light bodied; bright acid; new oak, vanilla, some funk and barnyard, cherry

Sep 23rd, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's Pinot Noir is from the Willamette Valley and from a winery that is very consistent with their wines. I like Benton-Lane vary much and they have never let me down. I can count on a nice burgundian wine each and every time.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, clove, a bit of caramel and cola.

On the palate there is nice fruit with notes of tart cherry, cranberry, red raspberry and nice mushrooms which I really like.

There is a medium + acidity, medium sandy tannins with a medium finish.

I wouldn't hesitate purchasing their wine for any occasion.

Tonight's Pinot Noir is from the Willamette Valley and from a winery that is very consistent with their wines. I like Benton-Lane vary much and they have never let me down. I can count on a nice burgundian wine each and every time.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, clove, a bit of caramel and cola.

On the palate there is nice fruit with notes of tart cherry, cranberry, red raspberry and nice mushrooms which I really like.

There is a medium + acidity, medium sandy tannins with a medium finish.

I wouldn't hesitate purchasing their wine for any occasion.

Mar 6th, 2016
Austin Baird

Good Willamette Pinot. Smooth, bolder fruits. Medium bodied, great with or without a food pairing!

Good Willamette Pinot. Smooth, bolder fruits. Medium bodied, great with or without a food pairing!

Aug 14th, 2015
Matt Sterr

2011 vintage.

2011 vintage.

Jul 24th, 2015