Benton Lane Winery

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.

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “This wine's potent grass and grapefruit scents greet you, and similar flavors follow. It would be easy to mistake this for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, given its intensity and aroma. In the mouth, it's immaculately fresh and crisp, with steely acidity. Citrus rind flavors
Item Number: 28571
Case: $263.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2014
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88This smooth and toasty effort offers aromatic hints of cracker, coconut and raw cashews. The rhubarb and strawberry fruit flavors are in the background, streaked with cola and root beer. A touch of chocolate carries through the finish.
Item Number: 26543
Case: $251.40

Benton Lane 'First Class' Pinot Noir 2012
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Light and vibrant, offering effusive flavors of currant and plum on a polished frame. Remains focused and expressive, with a touch of mineral as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2020."

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Sleek and lively, offering lime-centered flavors that hint at pear and melon notes as this dances through the lasting finish. Drink now. 3,227 cases made. Smart Buys. (11/15/16)"

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2013
" 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

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2014
" This Pinot Gris has aromas of menthol, fresh cherry and lime. Its crisp structure is complemented by flavors of hazelnuts, grapefruit and pineapple. This wine is a great accompaniment to fresh shellfish, Asian spiced dishes and the view from your RV, boat, or back porch. " ~ Winery notes

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Fresh, open-textured and appealing, with beautifully set pear, melon and floral flavors, rising up on the lively finish. Drink now."   " This Pinot Gris has aromas of menthol, fresh cherry and lime. Its crisp structure is complemented by flavors of hazelnuts, grapefruit and

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2012
90  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 90"Scents of dark plum gain contour from spice notes of clove and forest floor. The flavors are plush and exuberantly round, creamy in the middle, the finish hinting back at soil. This still needs time to integrate, but everything’s in place."

Benton Lane 'First Class' Pinot Noir 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "In contrast, there are only 340 cases of the 2009 Pinot Noir First Class. It exhibits more of an earthy terroir character as well as more structure than the Willamette Valley cuvee. It is a shade more complex but hardly worth twice the price.  Benton Lane, located in the

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2011
"While wrapped in a hint of spice, the aromas of this wine are dominated by bright red fruits  like rhubarb, strawberry and cranberry. On the palate, it exhibits lithe fruitiness and lingering cherry and berry flavors. The wine is medium bodied with a silky texture and would be very versatile in

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2011
88  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 88"Well-built and leesy, with scents of pear and plenty of toasted lees, this wine’s savory core is marked by a hint of celery leaf. That and the mineral tang in the finish suggest a pairing with a pasta with arugula pesto. "

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2010
89  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 89"This wine appears light, like many 2010s, but the depth to the cherry fruit shows promise. Cellar, then serve with monkfish."

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley of which there are over 19,000 cases. Savory, ripe, and tasty, it is an easy-to-understand, crowd-pleaser of a Pinot that delivers plenty of cherry and raspberry fruit. Drink it over the next 6 years."~JM  Benton Lane, located in the

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2010
93  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 93 "One of the Best 100 Wines of the World in 2011. Generous and very pretty in its scent of lemon blossom and minerals, this wine's mild leesy note emerges with air. The leaner flavors of key lime and lemon create tension with broader, richer apple notes, while the wine's mineral

Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2009
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"There's a generous feel to the apple, peach and almond flavors. The texture has a bit of a raw edge, but the finish shows snap. Drink now through 2012. 5,042 cases made." ~HS

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2008
90  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 90 "Light and spicy, with pretty cinnamon and nutmeg overtones to the red berry and floral flavors, lingering gently on the finish with finesse. Drink now through 2016."  Robert Parker 90 "The 2008 Pinot Noir Estate, medium ruby in color, it offers up an alluring nose of cedar,

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2004
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 (Top 100 2006)"Light and immensely appealing for its delicacy and suppleness, offering pretty raspberry and strawberry flavors that pick up hints of white pepper and fresh mushroom as the finish sails on. Drink now through 2009. 12,054 cases made. (HS) "