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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Murto 2009

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This wine delivers a lot of Dundee Hills character at a very modest price. It is a bit more expressive that the Willamette Valley bottling at this point, with ripe red fruit flavors and aromas, a silky texture, great balance, and a fresh finish. Please n

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Belle Pente Vineyard:
Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - a perfect description for our hillside vineyard site in the Yamhill-Carlton District of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Our inspiration comes from the exquisite wines of Burgundy and Alsace, and follows the guiding principle that great wine is made in the vineyard and merely nurtured in the winery. Our standard practices include organic & biodynam... Read more
Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - a perfect description for our hillside vineyard site in the Yamhill-Carlton District of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Our inspiration comes from the exquisite wines of Burgundy and Alsace, and follows the guiding principle that great wine is made in the vineyard and merely nurtured in the winery. Our standard practices include organic & biodynamic viticulture, carefully managing vineyard quality and yields, and meticulously hand sorting the grapes that arrive at the winery to remove all underripe or damaged fruit. Our 3-level, gravity-flow winery is designed for gentle, natural winemaking in small lots, with minimal handling and manipulation, to produce premium wines of character and distinction. Belle Pente is owned and operated by Jill & Brian O'Donnell. The 70 acre property is located on a historic farm 2 miles east of the town of Carlton in the new Yamhill-Carlton District viticultural area. The vineyard site rises from 240' to 500' with south, south-east, and south-west exposures. The first vineyard was planted in 1994, and now includes 16 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. Our estate vineyard is supplemented with high quality fruit grown to our specifications in partnership with carefully selected independent Yamhill County vineyards. The winery is open on Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Weekends, and at other times by appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Murto

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Snooth User: nativesd
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/05/2013

Dana's Rating. Had this April 2013 at Bistro Maison in Oregon! Awesome!


Snooth User: Kingsize
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/10/2007

Lovely nose, balanced fruit and tannins. Medium body and complexity. Nice finish. Good value


External Reviews for Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Murto

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Vintage: 2008 03/24/2011

Complex spicy, earthy, brambly aromas lead to a fresh, focused palate dripping with medium-ripe red fruit flavors over silky, polished tannins. Although this wine has a youthful exuberance that makes it pretty attractive now, it should become even more interesting with a few years in the cellar.


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Vintage: 2005 08/04/2008

Light red color. Spicy red berries, herbs and exotic spices on the nose. Fresh and juicy, with energetic redcurrant and strawberry flavors underscored by dusty minerals and firmed by light tannins. Offers excellent energy and structure with zero fat, finishing clean and brisk. Elegant and understated pinot noir. International Wine Cellar, May Jun 08



This wine delivers a lot of Dundee Hills character at a very modest price. It is a bit more expressive that the Willamette Valley bottling at this point, with ripe red fruit flavors and aromas, a silky texture, great balance, and a fresh finish. Please n

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