Original
18 Ratings
Benton Lane First Class Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Vineyard

Benton Lane

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) The early spring and warm growing season allowed early flavor development. The wines burst with black cherry, cola, cranberry and a subtle floral nature akin to rose petals. The rains brought the overly extractive fruit notes and alcohol back into balance. The resulting wine is seductively drinkable. There is a unique chocolate flavor in the wine that we don’t normally see. This wine is what I think Oregon Pinot Noir should aspire to: well sculpted, sexy, and spicy and a joy to drink.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/10/2013