At Bennett Lane, we are blessed with a Napa Valley location that yields the finest quality grapes. In the cellar we make every effort to highlight this quality and bring it to fruition in the bottle. We are committed to minimal intervention and gentle handling, from the harvest to bottling. In this way, our wines can best express the essence of their terroir, or origin. The goal is to create elegant wines that are also rich in flavor.
We are reaching this goal each vintage, with award winning Napa Valley red wine. Bennett Lane has garnered an incredible total of 34 90+ Point wines from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Maximus 2010 White Feasting Wine
This highly anticipated release from Bennett Lane Winery is our white wine partner to our proprietary blend, Maximus. This Napa Valley white wine is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc & 10% Chardonnay. With aromas of white peach, papaya and orange blossom, this aromatic white displays incredible notes on the palate of mandarin orange, mango and nectarines. The body is crisp and refreshing. Perfect for a summer day!
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: October 2010
Aging: Stainless Steel
Fermentation: No secondary Fermentation
Bottling Date: September 2011 Alcohol: 14.5%
Recommended Cellaring: 2012-2014
Los Carneros San Giacomo Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2009
The wine opens with aromas of ripe Fuji Apple and bakedpear tarte with hints of toasted hazelnut and vanillin oak. On the palate, crisp juicy Bartlett Pear flavors are complemented by a touch of barrel fermented nuttiness and luscious ripe fruit. The wine has a rich and long bright clean finish. Drinkable now, yet the lively acidity will allow the wine to age up to five plus years.
Wine Profile Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Los Carneros
Harvest Date: October 2009
Aging: French Oak
Fermentation: 30% Malolactic Fermentation
Recommended Cellaring: 2013-2018
Maximus 2008 Napa Valley
This is still the best deal in the Napa Valley. The blend on the 2006 Maximus is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Syrah, and 4% Cabernet Franc. The wine opens with aromas blackberry, violets and chocolate covered cherries. On the palate the wine displays flavors of dark berries, mocha and cherries. With elegant, velvety tannins that enhance the mouthfeel, the wine has a long fruit driven finish and pairs well with practically everything.
Best of Class - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
Vintage: 2008 Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: October 2008
Aging: New and Once Filled French and American Oak Barrels
Recommended Cellaring: 2013-2019
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
This 2006 release begins with aromas of cocoa, cherry and plum. Subtle floral aromas develop in the glass. On the palate there are rich flavors of dark cherry and raspberry that lead to an elegant finish, with layers of rich texture and incredible length. The fruit for this wine is sourced primarily from two of our favorite vineyards. The Taplin 2 block of Lewelling vineyard in St Helena has been a main component of our Reserve Cabernet since its first bottling in 2002. Farmed by our vineyard manager Doug Wight, this vineyard always shows as the best of the best in our cellar. The newest component of this wine is our own Lynch Family Vineyard, from owner Randy and Lisa's Estate in Calistoga.
91 Points Wine Spectator. " Tight, fcussed and well structured, with a firm band of cedar and mineral laced currant, graphite, herb and cherry. Gains complexity and depth before endingwith ripe, chewy tannins. Best from 2010-2017." - J.L.
Wine Profile Vintage: 2006
Appellation: Napa Valley Harvest Date: October 2006
Aging: 18 months in French Oak, 30% New
Bottling Date: June 2008
Recommended Cellaring: 2010-2017
Dessert Wine Bennett Lane Napa Valley Dessert Wine
This is your chance to buy our extremely limited non-vintage dessert wine. There were less than 100 cases made of this traditional port style wine, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Carignane. This is Bennett Lane's first ever release of a dessert wine. With aromas of dark plum, cherry and cocoa, this is an incredible wine. Flavors of chocolate, fig and dark cherry round out a lush elegant finish. The perfect after dinner treat.