Benton-Lane

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9536 ratings
8.835 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

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Benton-Lane Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. From Monroe, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, spice, mushroom, forest floor and earth.

On the palate is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, clove, red currant, spice , herbal notes, oak and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with a fresh velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and a mediumfine corse tannins that moves into a medium + to long red & dark fruit earthy finish. He we are in the middle of another week and looking forward to an exciting wistful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy, enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Benton-Lane Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. From Monroe, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, spice, mushroom, forest floor and earth.

On the palate is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, clove, red currant, spice , herbal notes, oak and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with a fresh velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and a mediumfine corse tannins that moves into a medium + to long red & dark fruit earthy finish. He we are in the middle of another week and looking forward to an exciting wistful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy, enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 19th, 2022
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
Julie Sawyer

Light, easy drinking, black cherry-forward Pinot Noir.

Light, easy drinking, black cherry-forward Pinot Noir.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2017
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
Kim Bultman

Kim had this 9 years ago

Kim had this 9 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2013
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