Belle Pente

Belle Pente

Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Never disappointed when I open a Brian O’Donald created wine. This 2010 is a classic with time to continue its journey to perfection. Big fruit that is balanced and not overwhelming in anyway. Delightful! — 9 days ago

Jeff OrlowskiJoe Roth
with Jeff and Joe
Jeff, Shawn and 2 others liked this

Flâneur Wines

La Belle Promenade Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Whoa... so much to say about this. Love this producer. Will limit to maybe favorite Chardonnay in last 6-12months. Characteristics of burgundy - soft and lush mouthfeel, buttery notes, complexity - but great aspects of new world - slightly grass nose, citrus on palate and lush, low filtering body. Acidity is med/high and Montreal its is great. Color is unique - very pale gold but unfiltered appearance.

Bought at PDX transport shop.
— 8 days ago

Belle Roche

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Juicy dark fruit (black currant, blackberry), spice, and toast #wsjwine — 4 days ago

Shawn liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A spicy Pinot. White pepper, light red fruit, pine needles, oak, and a hint of motor oil. On the palate, it starts with a mild sweet/nuttiness. I suppose it's almond. It subsides with pronounced nuts, with low tannins..

Had this with baked cod. Nice pair .


UPDATE:
Wow, so Delectable is great. I just learned that I had this wine/vintage last year, and rated it 89+ points. Nevertheless, this disturbed me. I can say that the residual sugar isn't hitting me this time (maybe bottle age is helping) otherwise, some notes are redundant-- e.g., spice. Also, the wood has definitely mellowed and now I find it enjoyable.

93 points
— 6 days ago

P, David and 4 others liked this

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

American oaks shows through adding a hint of vanilla to the burst of cherry, raspberry and gravel. — 14 days ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

Belle Glos

Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Large berry flavors, full bodied, smoky — 9 days ago

Belle Glos

Meiomi Méthode Champenoise Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Blend

Very solid bubbly at the under $20 price. Medium bubbles w a nice mousse. A touch of grassiness and a touch of dry and grassy flavors. I’m not getting the sweetness people have commented on. Nice stuff. I’d go w Roederer over this in a heartbeat at same price but this is intriguing. Also made a great French 75 after a glass by itself. — 18 days ago

Heather DillawayJonathan Brater
with Heather and Jonathan
P, David and 5 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Cuvée la Belle Hélène Côte Rôtie Syrah 2001

Floral & polished showing lots of dark cherry, raspberry fruits, bacon fat, licorice spice & violets that is just reaching its drinking window. — 11 days ago

Jan, Ryan and 3 others liked this

Belle Glos

Meiomi Nouveau Pinot Noir

Oh my! I tried this at Kristin and Darrel's housewarming party. So dangerously delicious! — 3 days ago

R Wines

Southern Belle Precious Syrah 2014

Really nice syrah that taste more like a merlot or red blend as it is not dry and rather full bodied and complex. I rated it a little low as the price is about $40 — 23 days ago