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2011 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
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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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2011 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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

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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

(12.3% alcohol):  Bright red.  Raspberry, candied flowers, cola and blood orange on the perfumed nose.  Silky and open-knit, offering sweet red fruit flavors and a touch of allspice emerging with aeration.  Refreshingly taut and focused on the finish, which shows just a hint of dusty tannins. 

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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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