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Carlton, OR 97111

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12470 Northeast Rowland Road
Carlton, OR, 97111
United States


Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery produces premium estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay in Carlton, Oregon.

Current Releases

Current Releases from Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Aromatic White Wines from Oregon.

2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Our 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot noir includes grapes from 4 vineyards, all located in the elite appellations of Yamhill-Carlton and Dundee Hills.  The Yamhill-Carlton sites account for 2/3 of the blend, with most of the fruit coming from our Belle Pente estate vineyard, supplemented by a small portion from Fox Rock vineyard.  Dundee Hills is represented by Murto and Bella Vida vineyards.

This diversity of sources has created perhaps the most complex and compelling of our "entry level" Pinots to date.  The 2015 vintage was generous in both quantity and quality, elevating the status of this delicious little cuvee well above it's humble appellation and modest price.  A somewhat reticent nose reveals hints of red, blue, and black fruits complicated by whiffs of spice box and herb garden.  The medley of fruits carries through to the palate, which is rich and ripe but also focused and balanced.

This is a Pinot with pedigree.  The 2008 and 2013 renditions were the highest rated wines in the New York Times annual Oregon Pinot "round-up", and the best values.  Our Willamette Valley bottling has been regularly featured as a premium glass pour Pinot at great restaurants around the country.  And it has been the "go to" Wednesday night wine for savvy Pinot-philes everywhere since it's first release in the 1998 vintage.

This is our first release from the 2015 vintage, which in many ways is a mirror image of the 2014 growing season: an early start, very warm summer, and mid-September harvest.  There is an added dimension of balance and complexity in the 2015 wines that is difficult to discern with the 2014s, but ultimately the similarities between the vintages trump the differences.  Enjoy now and over the next several years!

894 cases produced

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