Benton Lane 2002 "Pinot Express" Oregon Pinot Noir ($10.99)
This is a clear garnet wine, not too dark, typical of Pinot Noir. Red-berry fruit and subtle spice aromas lead into a light, crisp and fresh flavor, tart cherry-berry over lemon-squirt acidity, a whiff of spice in the finish. On the simple side, but it's good with food, and it shows distinct Pinot Noir varietal character unusual in a wine at this price point. US Importer: (Feb 23, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with a simple winter dinner of roast pork loin studded with garlic and rosemary.
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