Benton-Lane Pinot Noir 15
2015 was another fine, warm year with full ripeness in the fruit which allowed the fruit notes in the wine to be more black fruit-driven (boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry, and cassis) than red fruit (cherry, cranberry, and raspberry). This brings more depth and concentration to the wine, along with a fine balance with all components getting along well with each other. This makes the wine a synergy and much more enjoyable. The wine is rich and deep with flavors of boysenberry, cassis, and white pepper. On the finish is the sweet flavor of toasted oak from over-priced French wine barrels. This wine will wow when served with roast lamb.
91 Points - James Suckling