The fabulous wines we featured:
2010 Willamette Valley "First Class" Estate Grown Pinot Noir
- 93 points, Wine Spectator
- 91 points, Stephen Tanzer.s International Wine Cellar
- 90 points, Wine & Spirits
Tasting Notes: Cherry, blackberries, mocha, cedar, forest floor On the palate, Rich bright red fruit flavors lead to ripe, fine tannins and a very long finish.
2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
- 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Notes: Aromas of honeysuckle blossoms, melon and pears. On the palate, bright with fresh acidity, this white features flavors of citrus, honeydew and gooseberry.
Steve and Carol Girard established renowned Girard Winery in Napa in 1974. They wanted to produce world-class Pinot Noir so they bought vineyards and a winery in Willamette Valley. To make sure their fruit expresses their unusual Willamette Valley terroir, the Girards initiated a blend of sustainable, organic and biodynamic vineyard techniques at Benton-Lane.
Awards & Reviews
Benton Lane Winery 2010 Willamette Valley "First Class" Estate Pinot Noir
This is the best bottle of wine I have experienced since becoming a member of the California Wine Club. Opening the bottle my husband and I finished it within 2 hours. I am here on the website re-ordering this wine for friends, family and myself. - Jacqueline Young, NY