Benton Lane First Class Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$57.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $57.99
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Item No. 88875
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

This deep ruby colored wine exhibits classic aromas of cherry and blackberries, with more complex underlying scents of plum, truffle, and forest floor. The supple flavors of black cherry and dark plum are layered with cedar and truffle notes. Fine tannins contribute to the velvety texture and the balanced acidity makes it a very versatile food wine.

Rich in texture, with fine tannins around a core of sweet spices, rhubarb and cherry flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2011."
Wine Spectator

Learn About Benton Lane Map ItMap It

Steve and Carol Girard have been owners of Benton-Lane since 1988. Carol and Steve shared a passionate desire to produce great Pinot Noir but decided their native California was probably not the best place in which to make it. Instead, they headed to Oregon where the cooler climate offered the possibility of producing Pinot Noir with better balance and structure. After countless...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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