Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2008
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
This wine is a great example of a crisp and bright style of pinot gris. Exhibiting aromas of asian pear, honeydew and citrus blossom, it is overtly fruity yet still complex for this wine variety. The flavors of tangy lime, pear and starfruit linger on the exceptionally long finish. A great "warm weather" wine, it goes with simple appetizers and a wide assortment of seafood any time of the year.
"This racy gris tastes like biting into a crisp apple. It leads with scents of camellia blossoms, elegant and cool. Its green apple flavors show impressive energy and drive, with a talc-like texture and a fine, dusty stone finish that lasts. Ideal with roast pork and herbed potatoes."
Wine & Spirits
Summer and Benton Lane Pinot Gris paired perfectly. Great wine making lent a perfect spirit to my weekends...buying more for winter seafood pairings...Highly recommended.
This was liked least over King Estate or WillaKenzie Pinot Gris. We were surprised.
I prefer my Pinot Gris to have more body - this was too watery for my taste, although it developed a little more flavor with time.
One of the best Pinot Gris for the money. Very smooth and crisp. Doesn't get much better than that.
Tried this for the first time being curious about an Oregon wine. This wine is cool, crisp, clean and delicious. Light and perfect for a summer evening!
Excellent wine that is light yet full of flavor. Great with starters for a meal or just sipping on the porch in the summer
wonderful citrus and tropical fruits, paired very well with shellfish. extremely refreshing.
This is a great Pinot Gris from Oregon. Had it in a restaurant and then tracked it down. Really enjoyable, if you are a light drinker.
Grabbed 2 bottles from wine.com recently - just amazing Pinot Gris, dry, clean, crisp - will be ordering LOTS more - highly recommended!
Family raved about it, wanted me to get more.
smoth, good body and great finish
4.5 stars! I don't drink much white wine but this was wonderful, chilled, particularly in the warm weather we've been having in the northeast. It has lots of fruit (predominantly apple aftertaste), smoothness, great finish and body. This is a white that can stand on its own, with fish and against meals from fish or poultry to, surprisingly, spicy red meat dishes. I think it's wonderful and I will be buying a case soon.
Lovely with fish, a light taste with delicate, but not thin, flavor
Nice summer wine. Crisp, nice acidity to balance the fruit.
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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.
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Learn About Willamette Valley
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 Gris/Grigio
Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...
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