Benton-Lane Pinot Noir 2014
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
This 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.
Pale ruby in color with a hint of purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Estate has a nose of red currants, red cherries and underbrush, plus a waft of dusty earth. The medium-bodied palate is soft, juicy and uncomplicated with plenty of red berry flavors and nice balance.
Ripe, 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.