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2011 Benton Lane Winery Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Willamette Valley"

Benton Lane 2011 Pinot Gris

Winery: Benton Lane Winery

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Willamette Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $17

Cases produced: 4,812

KWG Score: 89.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 19, 2012

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Pinot Gris is consistently one of my favorites from Oregon. It opens with a mild peach and Anjou pear like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, nicely balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty green apple with a hint of Anjou pear and minerality. The finish is dry and refreshing. This Pinot Gris is quite versatile and food friendly. I would serve it cool with baked Dover sole sprinkled with Ritz cracker crumbs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2011 Pinot Gris exudes aromas of honeysuckle blossoms, grapefruit and comice pears. It is crisp and refreshing to the palate with flavors of white peach, honeydew and lime zest. The lively acidity makes it a wonderful food wine… especially with shellfish and fresh salads.

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