2004 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Owners Jill and Brian O’Donnell farm an historic 70-acre estate in the Yamhill-Carlton District. Belle Pente (‘bell pont’) means “beautiful slope.” The estate’s 12 acres of Pinot Noir is closely planted and farmed using organic and biodynamic principles. The Estate Reserve Pinot Noir is a selection of individual barrels from the best sections of the vineyard, aged for at least 18 months in barrel. Website: www.bellepente.com. · Like previous Belle Pente Pinot Noirs I have enjoyed over the past few years, this is another winner. The wine has a refined mouth feel and just the right touch of acidity. If you love classic Pinot Noir with charm and elegance, this is your cup of tea. Reviewed August 6, 2007

Winery: Belle Pente
From article: IPNC: Continuing Ed in Pinot Noirvana