Benton Lane Reserve Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $27.99
Item No. 12907

Winemaker's Notes

Our 1998 Reserve Pinot Noir represents a special selection from a handful of our individual vineyard blocks that combine to display optimum fruit and barrel expression. Medium garnet in color, this wine displays ripe berries, plum, rose petal, vanilla and clove spices. Fantastic length of flavors and layers of complexity supported by polished silky tannins make this wine to savor and study.

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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. 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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