Belle Pente

Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.0125 ratings
9.034 pro ratings
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has raspberry puree, sliced black cherries, oak bark, moist earthy soil, plum peel, dried blueberries, dried roses and crushed rock.

Palate has spiced cherry compote, damp cigar wrapper, cedar sawdust, (light) dried plum and medium tannins with a very long finish, round and beautiful.

Decanted 2+ hours; more time needed here, in decanter and cellar. Future bottles should be 2026-28.

Date night at home tonight with takeout from our favorite, intimate French bistro; Braised Duck Leg with Red Wine & Cranberry Jus, House-made Spaetzle & Mushroom Ragout.

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Winery (back label) notes:
Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir is from selected blocks of Robin & Mike Murto's outstanding old vineyard (est. 1978) in the Dundee Hills. The grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts, and the wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. The wine is gravity bottled without fining or filtration to preserve the clean earthiness, bright red fruit, and intense spicy flavors and aromas of this vineyard. (619 Cases)

Nose has raspberry puree, sliced black cherries, oak bark, moist earthy soil, plum peel, dried blueberries, dried roses and crushed rock.

Palate has spiced cherry compote, damp cigar wrapper, cedar sawdust, (light) dried plum and medium tannins with a very long finish, round and beautiful.

Decanted 2+ hours; more time needed here, in decanter and cellar. Future bottles should be 2026-28.

Date night at home tonight with takeout from our favorite, intimate French bistro; Braised Duck Leg with Red Wine & Cranberry Jus, House-made Spaetzle & Mushroom Ragout.

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Winery (back label) notes:
Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir is from selected blocks of Robin & Mike Murto's outstanding old vineyard (est. 1978) in the Dundee Hills. The grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts, and the wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. The wine is gravity bottled without fining or filtration to preserve the clean earthiness, bright red fruit, and intense spicy flavors and aromas of this vineyard. (619 Cases)

Oct 30th, 2020
boyd pearson

Took 24 hours to open up. Still a baby.

Took 24 hours to open up. Still a baby.

Jun 25th, 2019
Matt Perlman

The ‘14 has some baby fat to shed but going somewhere great

The ‘14 has some baby fat to shed but going somewhere great

Dec 22nd, 2018
Matt Perlman

BP was one of the first Oregon producers I ever tasted back in the day...a treat to try this ‘08, in a great spot, pretty red and black fruit and showing some earth tones

BP was one of the first Oregon producers I ever tasted back in the day...a treat to try this ‘08, in a great spot, pretty red and black fruit and showing some earth tones

Dec 22nd, 2018
boyd pearson

Great wine from a great vineyard and great producer.

Great wine from a great vineyard and great producer.

Sep 9th, 2017
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Lean & elegant!

Lean & elegant!

2 people found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

Far too young and a bit shut down at the moment, even with air, but seems to have the stuffing to improve with time.

Far too young and a bit shut down at the moment, even with air, but seems to have the stuffing to improve with time.

May 12th, 2017
Lance E. Farman

Opened wonderfully.

Opened wonderfully.

May 7th, 2017
boyd pearson

Lovely stuff. Great vineyard.

Lovely stuff. Great vineyard.

Mar 25th, 2017
Chris MacLean

I liked this better than my snooty friends did...

I liked this better than my snooty friends did...

Jul 9th, 2016