De Ponte Cellars

Baldwin Family Reserve Pinot Noir

9.423 ratings
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Dundee Hills, 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
Top Notes For
Joe Christenson

Delicious ripe strawberry, raspberry, dark cherry, vibrant acid, but a round and plush mouthfeel. Texturally a study in contrast. The slight bite of the acid plays very nicely against the rich palate. Exceptional decanted at 20-30 minutes — give it some time to breathe and wow. Great stuff from one of our favorite producers.

Delicious ripe strawberry, raspberry, dark cherry, vibrant acid, but a round and plush mouthfeel. Texturally a study in contrast. The slight bite of the acid plays very nicely against the rich palate. Exceptional decanted at 20-30 minutes — give it some time to breathe and wow. Great stuff from one of our favorite producers.

Dec 5th, 2020
Michael Seely

Exceptional small production, Goldilocks vintage, 2012. Full palette, significance of soil, layers of flavors roll throughout. Delightful stink of the barnyard so to speak. Loved it.

Exceptional small production, Goldilocks vintage, 2012. Full palette, significance of soil, layers of flavors roll throughout. Delightful stink of the barnyard so to speak. Loved it.

Apr 8th, 2020
Cameron Etezadi

Nose of French vanilla, mocha and toffee mingles with notes of blackberry and plum. A luscious, concentrated body yields bright acidity and flavors of baking spice and peppercorn. The finish is supported by big, smooth tannins and a persistent finish.

Nose of French vanilla, mocha and toffee mingles with notes of blackberry and plum. A luscious, concentrated body yields bright acidity and flavors of baking spice and peppercorn. The finish is supported by big, smooth tannins and a persistent finish.

Mar 21st, 2019
Joe Kaiser

Decanted 2008 1-1/2 hours. Very soft balanced Pinot with exceptional red fruit, especially a lovely red raspberry palate, balance, structure, & finesse. Well done Isabelle @depontecellars

Decanted 2008 1-1/2 hours. Very soft balanced Pinot with exceptional red fruit, especially a lovely red raspberry palate, balance, structure, & finesse. Well done Isabelle @depontecellars

Jul 4th, 2017
Todd Austin

Love this wine and it is drinking at its best right now. I do agree that it seems lighter then 14.2%. Very well balanced.

Love this wine and it is drinking at its best right now. I do agree that it seems lighter then 14.2%. Very well balanced.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Brandon Frobose

So much fruit left. Integrated and balanced, seems lighter than 14.2%

So much fruit left. Integrated and balanced, seems lighter than 14.2%

Apr 28th, 2015
Clara H

Clara had this 5 months ago

Clara had this 5 months ago

Nov 13th, 2020
Douglas Frye

Douglas had this 6 months ago

Douglas had this 6 months ago

Oct 4th, 2020
Clara H

Clara had this a year ago

Clara had this a year ago

Jan 10th, 2020
Alec Nedelman

Alec had this 2 years ago

Alec had this 2 years ago

May 19th, 2019