We need more instant gratification Pinots, like Belle Pente’s 2009 single vineyard wines. Sure, it’s great to age Oregon Pinots in vintages like 2008 and 2010, but sometimes you just want to crack open a beautiful bottle and know it’s ready.
Belle Pente Murto and Estate Vineyard 09s are strutting like a peacock. This is what you want to be drinking while you wait for the other stuff to age! We highly recommend them.
Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot noir 2009
The sweet and spicy aromas of the 2009 Murto are immediately appealing. Dark cherries, red berry preserves, subtle crushed flowers and a melange of Asian five-spice, nutmeg, incense and white pepper waft from the glass. Drink me!
You get powerful and pretty flavors of ripe dark cherries and raspberries, delving deeper to a fine ribbon of black fruit, crescendoing to a pitch-perfect finish of fruit, spice, and minerality. Murto’s 30+ year-old vines delivered a fruit-forward and complex 2009 Pinot. I highly recommend it! – Marcus
Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot noir 2009
One of the most drinkable Oregon Pinots on the market right now. The nose is filled with lush, sweet red fruit highlighted by lavender and field herbs. Red cherries, strawberry pie, and a dollop of spicy red currant comes through on the finish. Supple and seamless, there’s every reason to open this tonight. It’ll cellar for 3-5 years, but you won’t want to wait. – Marcus
Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2010
Huge, spicy berry aromas made me step back from the glass and stare. Whoa. Rich texture, intense berry fruit and just-right tannins are everything I want in a ready to drink Oregon wine. The flavors grow, adding earthy blackberry seed, five spice and even more juicy wild blackberry on the finish. – Jean