Dr. Owen Bargreen — Level 2 Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers — has graciously reviewed our wines for many years, and this year is no exception. He recently filed his thoughts on the 2020 Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir and the 2020 Rhapsody Pinot Blanc on his eponymous website.
Here’s what he says:
2020 Bells Up ‘Prelude’ Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir – Made from Pinot Noir grapes, this brightly colored Rose shows great acidity and texture with bright guava and red cherry flavors, with orange rind and peat moss undertones. The poise and astringency here is really nice. This seriously good stuff finishes long and might just be the best edition of this wine that I have tasted. Drink 2021-2025 – 91
2020 Bells Up ‘Rhapsody’ Pinot Blanc – The 2020 ‘Rhapsody’ shows ripe kiwi and pink grapefruit tones with a soft texture. With good acidity, this would match perfectly with some fresh oysters. Drink 2021-2025 – 90
ALSO! Join Winemaker Dave and Money Honey Sara on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00pm pacific time (7:00pm eastern time) as we’re interviewed by Owen. We’ll be sharing both our 2020 Prelude and our 2019 Jupiter debut estate pinot noir (that Owen has never tasted) on Instagram Live. Tune in via Owen’s Instagram feed.