2020 Jupiter – SOLD OUT
Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Pinot Noir
94 cases produced. $50 SOLD OUT
Bells Up’s estate Pinot Noir, Jupiter is named for both Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” orchestral suite and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” Made of nearly equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667 – our first vines, planted Spring 2014 – Jupiter showcases the key notes of Pinot grown in Jory soil in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Cherry, pomegranate, black pepper, tobacco leaf, dried herbs, strawberry, rhubarb.
PALATE: Well-balanced acidity and texture with concentrated dark cherry, black pepper, blackberry, pomegranate, and red fruits.
Kathleen Willcox’s Review: Made from Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir, this wine will sleep well for another decade, but in its youth it’s brimming with red cherries, pomegranate, raspberry energy; rose hips and dried herbs.
AdVINEtures’ Review: Made from Pommard and Dijon 667 clones grown at their estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. Raspberry and darker fruits come across with this wine as well as earthy and woodsy notes. The body is medium and there is a suave elegance to this wine that is quite charming. Lovely balance. Very Good+
Decanted Podcast’s Review: Nearly equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667– Jupiter showcases aromatics of caramel and red flowers, with guava and pomegranate on the palate.
James Melendez’ (James the Wine Guy) Review: Gorgeous nose here. This to me is just so mouthwatering, and I want something like nice Italian charcuterie, I think would go quite well with this wine, as well as hard cheeses. Now, let me talk about the characterization on this wine. A fantastic nose of purple flowers, lavender, graphite. I love that mineral note, as well as freshly ground spices. Next is the palate characterization. So blue and black fruit, savory tones, as well as sage and purple flowers. 94 out of 100 points.
Ellen Landis’ (Ellen on Wine) Review: The fragrance of a bowlful of red and black fruits, and hints of earthiness provide a perfect segue to the elegant wine that follows. Smooth and mouthfilling as flavors of fresh picked Lapin cherries, black raspberry coulis, anise seed, mushrooms, and well managed oak notes create a finely tuned melody on the palate. Silky tannins and bracing acidity keep the wine in ideal balance. And the finish, well it just keeps on delivering, long after the last sip!
Great Northwest Wine’s Review: Named in tribute to works by composers Mozart and Gustav Holst, it comes out tones of dark blue fruit, forest floor, smoky tobacco and a fair bit of influence of oak that’s enticing with hints of a Mounds Bar. There’s an enjoyable texture amid its bigger profile that finishes with earthiness, black cherry and a dash of pepper, making for a long and juicy finish. Outstanding! 92 points
Elizabeth Smith’s Review: “A Must-Try Estate Wine.” Mouthwatering meets silky in this Pinot replete with dark berry, herbal, and spicy flavors.