VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
November 1, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2012 Benton-Lane First Class Estate Grown Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $65, screwcap. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Deep aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and blueberry-pomegranate. Nicely endowed with luscious, ultra ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors accented with a hint of bourbon and spice. This wine packs plenty of power but is still refined in character, with a balancing vibrancy due to crisp acidity. The cleansing and intensely fruited finish leaves behind a pleasing impression. Score: 91. Reviewed July 9, 2016

Winery: Benton Lane Winery
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir