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Benton Lane Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • WS 89
  • RP 89
  • WE 88
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Winemaker Notes

The bouquet of this wine just explodes from the glass with aromas of apple blossoms, white peaches and wet stones. On the palate, layers of honeysuckle, nectarines and lemon oil coat the entirety of the mouth. The finish is long and pure with lingering flavors of red star grapefruit. This could very well be our best Pinot Gris to date!

Critical Acclaim

WS 89
Wine Spectator

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.

RP 89
The Wine Advocate

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.

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WE 88
Wine Enthusiast

Benton-Lane makes quite a lot of Pinot Gris, stainless-steel fermented and whole cluster pressed, yielding a soft, fragrant, fruity wine with plenty of fresh pear flavor. It flattens out broadly across the palate, full-bodied and lightly spicy. Just a bit more focus would really elevate this wine to the top ranks.

Benton Lane

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Benton Lane, , Oregon
Benton Lane
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 months of looking at possible properties, Carol and Steve discovered an old sheep ranch... View More