Steve Tanzer 87 points - Tart and earthy, this unusual Pinot does not lack for flavor interest. Cranberry fruit, sharp acidity, a streak of cola, a hint of wintergreen and a slight bitterness to the finish keep the palate on its toes (if such is possible).
BENTON LANE VINEYARDS
2011 BENTON LANE PINOT NOIR
"Light red. Fresh red berries and herbs on the nose and palate. Tangy and light-bodied, with good clarity and finishing cut. On the tart side but I like this wine's clarity, not to mention price; it would drink well lightly chilled." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 87 points