Belle Pente

Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.15 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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Belle Pente means "beautiful slope", 70 acre hillside vineyard on a historic 1840s farmstead 2 miles east of Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Beautiful nose with ripe berry & floral scents mingling in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors of raspberry & sweet cherry, hints of vanilla oak spice, great balance with vivid acidity. Smooth tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones & a nudge of spice. An enjoyable Pinot at great price. Has aging benefits, but why wait. 667 cases, grab all bottles you can find.

Belle Pente means "beautiful slope", 70 acre hillside vineyard on a historic 1840s farmstead 2 miles east of Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Beautiful nose with ripe berry & floral scents mingling in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors of raspberry & sweet cherry, hints of vanilla oak spice, great balance with vivid acidity. Smooth tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones & a nudge of spice. An enjoyable Pinot at great price. Has aging benefits, but why wait. 667 cases, grab all bottles you can find.

Oct 28th, 2018
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Shimmering red. Powerful aromas of fresh red berries, cherry pit, blood orange and minerals, with a touch of licorice adding depth. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering densely packed black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight and pick up a spicy topnote with air. Shows very good breadth and seamless texture, finishing with impressive clarity, harmonious tannins and a lingering red fruit preserve quality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019)

Shimmering red. Powerful aromas of fresh red berries, cherry pit, blood orange and minerals, with a touch of licorice adding depth. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering densely packed black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight and pick up a spicy topnote with air. Shows very good breadth and seamless texture, finishing with impressive clarity, harmonious tannins and a lingering red fruit preserve quality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019)

Jul 18th, 2019
Hayden Hamilton

I’ve loved everything I’ve had from these guys previously but this seems a little one dimensional and not as big and bight as the 2012 and 2009s I’ve had

I’ve loved everything I’ve had from these guys previously but this seems a little one dimensional and not as big and bight as the 2012 and 2009s I’ve had

May 25th, 2019
Scott Zeitzer

Easy drinking Pinot. Jammy - but with a nice balance of acid and structure.

Easy drinking Pinot. Jammy - but with a nice balance of acid and structure.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Chuck Voigt

Chuck had this 13 days ago

Chuck had this 13 days ago

Jan 8th, 2020
Bob Gaby

Bob had this 2 months ago

Bob had this 2 months ago

Nov 27th, 2019