" 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. " ~ The Winery
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Benton-Lane Winery was founded by lifelong winemakers Steve and Carol Girard. It was silky, spicy Oregon Pinot that convinced them to move from Napa Valley to the tenderloin of The Willamette Valley where they planted their sustainably grown vines in a historic sheep ranch. In addition to their sinfully sexy Pinot Noir, they produce a fruity, crisp Pinot Gris, a deep, aromatic Pinot Blanc and rich, velvety Chardonnay.