Benton-Lane Pinot Noir 2014

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Benton-Lane Pinot Noir 2014

SKU 5530


Balance is when all the components in a wine are in harmony. If your palate can isolate the flavors of the wine then they haven't fully fused. But when this happens, when all the pieces come together, then the wine is one and is pure heaven. Our 2014 Estate Pinot Noir is there. The aromatics are smoky cedar and floral notes. They are delicate and not over powering. The perfect balance of this wine is apparent immediately. No one component stands out. There is rich, black cherry flavors, candied fruit sweetness, a slight hint of black licorice, and rose petals. The wine is amazing in its balance. You really have to taste it to get it. I have no idea why some wines are balanced and some not. I do know that this one is…..enjoy.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Benton-Lane
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThis 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.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2017
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Wine SpectatorRipe, expressive and supple, with fine tannins around a generous core of cherry and baked apple notes that inform the deft finish. Drink now through 2019. 20,351 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 28, 2017