Full Review

Benton Lane

Benton Lane
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Grown, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Farming
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

Benton Lane
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Grown, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red cherries, dried leaves, and crushed gravel with an bright, dry medium-full body and an intriguing, brisk finish with leafy tannins and no oak flavor. Let this rosé aerate to reveal its full potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: red cherries, dried leaves, and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: red cherries, dried leaves, and crushed gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Let this rosé aerate to reveal its full potential.

The Producer

Benton-Lane Winery

The Producer
23924 Territorial Hwy
Monroe, OR 97456
USA
1 541-847-5792

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).