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2010 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vineyard Yamhill Carlton District
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About Belle Pente

Belle Pente, sits stunningly on a slope in the Willamette Valley’s Yamhill-Carlton district. Jill and Brian O’Donnell planted the first vineyard here in 1994, which now consists of 12 acres of Pinot Noir, two acres of both Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, and a few rows of Gamay Noir.

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2010 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vineyard Yamhill Carlton District

Producer: Belle Pente
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

Vivid red.  High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, Asian spices and fresh rose.  Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering vibrant red berry and bitter cherry flavors that gain flesh and weight with aeration.  Darker fruit notes come up on the clinging finish, with its lingering floral and spicecake qualities.  Very suave pinot, with the balance to age but plenty of upfront appeal as well.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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