Ellen Landis Calls Latest Releases of Prelude, Titan and Firebird “Shimmering Gems”

Bells Up winemaker Dave Specter during a previous visit back in 2019 with wine writer and international wine judge Ellen Landis and her husband Ken.

Ellen Landis — certified sommelier, wine writer, and international wine judge — recently reviewed three of our newest releases on her website, “Ellen on Wine.” Landis has graciously reviewed several of our past vintages as well as written a feature about us for Great Northwest Wine. So we were eager to see what she thought of the 2020 Prelude Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, the 2018 Titan Pinot Noir, and the 2019 Firebird Summit View Vineyard Syrah.

She recently posted her reviews in a piece entitled “Shimmering Gems from Willamette Valley’s Bells Up Winery.” Here’s what she had to say…

2020 Prelude: This bright, electric-pink hued Rosé broadcasts a mouthwatering aroma. Cherries and red berries on the nose lead to a refreshing mouthful of crisp watermelon, Sweetheart cherries, fresh squeezed Valencia orange juice, strawberry roll-ups, and fresh red raspberries. The juicy fruit wraps around a lively core of acidity, keeping the wine balanced from start to sunny finish. 

2018 Titan: A brilliant shade of ruby sets the stage for the alluring aroma of forest floor and fresh berries, putting you squarely in Pinot Noir land. It is bright and elegant on the palate with layers of raspberry sauce, black cherries, allspice, a hint of flat-leaf parsley, strawberry rhubarb pie, and cherry cola. Elegant and well balanced, it floats seamlessly across the palate, and the spice-accented finish lingers forever.

2019 Firebird: An enticing black fruit and spice aroma wafts from the glass as this velvety smooth Syrah approaches the nose.  Well-structured with deep layers of blackberry, earthiness, cassis, grilled meat, plum, and savory elements entwining. It displays complexity, good balancing acidity, and a backbone of chalky tannins, and melted chocolate notes add dimension to the long-lasting finish, leaving you wanting more.

Want to add any of these wines to your collection?

All are currently in stock and available for purchase. Currently, all three of these wines are included in our in-person tasting line-up as well. Call us today to place your order –OR– to book your private tasting experience hosted by Winemaker Dave.

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