Wow, the six years since my last btl have really been generous to this wine. Absolutely lovely light-styled PN now. On the nose: perfumed red fruit, loads of stony minerality, soft rose hips, a hint of blood orange..fantastic aromatic complexity and still rather primary. On the palate: excellent density, very nice acidity and weight, with more spicy red fruit and lots of stony notes. Lovely soft spice and very soft tannin on the elegant finish. This is fantastic now, and seems like it will age very gracefully, if this btl is representative. Yum! — 4 days ago
Pop and pour. A majestic medium ruby red color. On the nose: subtle notes of stewed cherries, minerals, floral, wet forest floor, slight funk, vanilla oak. Taste: elegant, smooth, dry medium body wine with tart cherry, crushed rocks, earthy, herbs, and a peppery tea medium plus finish. 1st time trying this producer.....might have to check out other wines from this producer. . — a day ago
This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Oregon. Showing fresh red fruits with wood, light earth, cocoa, spices, vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate and good right out of the bottle.
Very nice with a slight chill.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$36. — 17 days ago
Color of different shades of purple with mix of ruby tone. Nose is nice with elegant aldehyde, plum, a bit chocolate, sweet dried strawberry, oily paint, and the nose keeps coming. Nose is far different from conventional Pinot Noir, but more like high end Barolo. Taste follows the nose with addition of coke cola flavors, a bit minty and zesty, a bit vanilla sweetness, low tannins and hint of ripe berries. Silky and flavorful. Aftertaste is long and shows some more ripe grapes. A gem. — 5 days ago
Trying a new Pinot — A bright ruby red color. Nose — stewed cherry-raspberry fruit, spice, minerals, a wet forest floor and linger notes of vanilla oak. Taste - a definite Burgundy style, elegant smooth and medium bodied. Flavors are a tart cherry, subtle oak vanilla and crushed rocks with an earthy peppery tea medium plus finish. A nice Pinot to try! — a day ago
Bellingar Estates Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Oregon
Light purplish in color with light intensity.
Lovely nose of violets, blueberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, herbs and black pepper.
Medium bodied and soft, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, herbs, light vegetables, earth and black pepper.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Reminds me of a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.
Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant.
A good porch wine. Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime (45 minutes). Spicy and interesting.
Good by itself or with food. I gave it a light chill and paired it with light appetizers.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 22 days ago
Color of light purple with a bit grey tone. Quite clear. Nose of beautiful dried strawberry, aldehyde, roasted pepper, a bit prune, a bit spice, and under the current strength of alcohol. Taste is refreshing, with hint of Coca-Cola, minty, memory of fresh berries, slightly sweet, clean and flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more zest and hint of tannins, drizzled with fresh green grapes. Medium long. Nicely done. — 14 days ago
Terrific rose of pinot noir from Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra. This is not your garden-variety rose: serious skin contact time coupled with her incredible wine-making abilities has produced a really substantive wine. Reminds me a bit of Manfred’s SQN roses (not surprising, I guess, since Maggie worked with Manfred for I believe a decade or so before striking out on her own with what I think is the best winery in the Willamette Valley). Do yourself a favor and try to snag some of this. Terrific juice. — 14 days ago