The Grape Escape
In a two-part series exploring the best of the California wine country, our intrepid oenophile plots a course through his favorite vineyards near Napa Valley - by Terry Sullivan
.....Finish with a run up the road to Bennett Lane Winery, where Randy and Lisa Lynch run what may be the only winery/NASCAR compbo operation in captivity...the bargains here are in the Maximus series. The White Feasting Wine ($28) is Sauvignon Blanc with 11 percent Chardonnay and a splash of Muscat - think lime rind and grapefruit with a few flowers. The Maximus Red version ($35) is a dry, bright blend of Cab, Merlot and 20 percent Syrah. Call in the guns of Naparhone. Spend $175 a head and they'll pick you up in a limo, let you blend and bottle your own cuvee and feed you wine paired with cheese and other goodies.....
Welcome to Bennett Lane Winery - Home of 36 90+ Point Wines from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate