Benton-Lane

Estate Grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.7108 ratings
8.913 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
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
Matt Sterr

2011 vintage.

2011 vintage.

Jul 24th, 2015
Abbas Jamali

Promises greatness on the nose... then disappoints with utter flatness.

Promises greatness on the nose... then disappoints with utter flatness.

Feb 28th, 2016
Joe Lucca

Not much on the nose; faint strawberry and dry leaves. Tart cherry and pomegranate on the palate, with earthy notes playing in the background. Classic Willamette acidity. Wish the finish was a bit smoother.

Not much on the nose; faint strawberry and dry leaves. Tart cherry and pomegranate on the palate, with earthy notes playing in the background. Classic Willamette acidity. Wish the finish was a bit smoother.

Oct 28th, 2015
Shakhina Pulatova

Light bodied, acidic, not great for the price.

Light bodied, acidic, not great for the price.

Sep 10th, 2015
Charles Sneathern

Great pinot nior and cheap.

Great pinot nior and cheap.

Sep 6th, 2015
Lia Gallegos

Nice, light, deliciously sippable.

Nice, light, deliciously sippable.

Jul 18th, 2015