Benton-Lane

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9524 ratings
8.835 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Michael Risenhoover

Smooth bright strawberry, with a nice amount of acid.

Smooth bright strawberry, with a nice amount of acid.

Sep 5th, 2018
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 8 years ago

Kim had this 8 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