Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically styled, small batch Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers in the northern Willamette Valley. We also make a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals.

  • 2014 Rhapsody

    Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

    116 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 5 cases remaining. $22

    Named for George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and sourced from the lower elevations of the north Willamette Valley, this jazzy white wine was aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks for 6 months to produce a fuller-bodied wine. No malolactic fermentation allows crisp acidity, subtle minerality and spicy characteristics to take center stage.

    NOSE: Pear blossom and fresh citrus.
    PALATE: Pineapple, kiwi and dried orange peel with a creamy finish.

  • 2015 Prelude

    Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir

    65 cases produced; as of 10/1/16: SOLD OUT. $18

    Released in April, this fuller-bodied rosé is named for Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes.” It features equal parts Dijon clones 115 and 777 soaked on the skins for 24 hours, then pressed prior to fermentation—producing a fuller-bodied rosé. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral French oak barrels for an additional malolactic ferment to smooth its acidity.

    NOSE: Lush Oregon strawberry, summer bouquet and fresh earth.
    PALATE: Tart strawberry balanced with rich apricot compote, and a rounded, long-lasting finish.

  • 2013 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    163 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 40 cases remaining. $40

    Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan,” this classic Oregon pinot noir combines 1/3 each Chehalem Mountains Pommard with Yamhill-Carlton Dijon clones 115 and 777. Both micro-vineyards feature Willakenzie soil, but at different elevations. Aged 11 months in 40% new/60% neutral French oak, the composition highlights and balances the characteristics of each site.

    NOSE: Pomegranate, lightly crisped caramel and warm toast.
    PALATE: Clean, red fruit harmonizes with supple tannins, yielding a gentle finish.

  • 2014 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    128 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 71 cases remaining. $40

    Released in April, the 2014 edition of Bells Up’s flagship Oregon pinot noir mingles 24% Chehalem Mountains Pommard (25-year-old vines) grown in volcanic Jory soil, with 38% each of Yamhill-Carlton Dijon clones 115 and 777 (15-year-old vines) grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Aged 10 months in French oak, the harmonious result epitomizes 2014’s perfect growing season.

    NOSE: Spicebox, light and fresh forest floor, caramel and black cherry.
    PALATE: Warm Oregon marionberry, vibrant acidity and a lingering, layered, blueberry finish.

  • 2014 Villanelle

    Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    ONLY 53 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 11 cases remaining. $54

    Released in April, This special, limited edition reserve pinot noir is named for Paul Dukas’ duet for French Horn and Piano, “Villanelle.” Distinguished by a layered, supple elegance, this wine exudes the prettiness that is Oregon pinot noir. It combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (15 year old vines), barrel-aged for 10 months in French oak. Tonnelier Vineyard is a 3.5-acre micro-site on sedimentary Willakenzie soil, which typically yields structured wines.

    NOSE: Blackcap raspberry, fresh tobacco leaf, violets and light, elegant earthy perfume.
    PALATE: Ripe, dark fruit with a balanced and structured—yet silky—finish.

  • 2014 Firebird

    Walla Walla Valley AVA Syrah

    80 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 12 cases remaining. $36

    Released in April and named for Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” these grapes were sourced exclusively from one of the highest elevation vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—at 1,150 feet. This site’s vines are rooted in Ellisforde silt loam, a deep, well-drained glacial soil that produces full-bodied fruit with concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity. Aged 10 months in 70% 1-year/30% neutral French oak barrels.

    NOSE: Australian black licorice, dark plum, lightly toasted tobacco, lilies and blackberry bramble.
    PALATE: Austere and refined, yet full-bodied with soft tannins and a lasting, smooth finish.

  • 2014 The Soloist

    Medici Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club, on 2-bottle allocation. ONLY 23 cases produced; as of 2/20/17: 8 cases remaining. $68

    Every year, winemaker David Specter produces a limited edition vintage available only to members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club. The Soloist is the 2016 selection. With just 276 bottles produced, this reserve pinot noir shines as a featured soloist should. The Soloist is comprised entirely of 25-year-old, Pommard pinot noir from our next door neighbor’s estate, Medici Vineyard (South Block IV), self-rooted on an acre of volcanic Jory soil at 600 feet elevation. The resulting composition is a classic, elegant, Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, full-bodied and rich in minerality with an intense finish. Cellar for at least two years, or decant, prior to enjoying. Like every soloist, this one will just keep getting better with time.

    NOSE: Orange pekoe suntea, black cherry, damp earth.
    PALATE: Full-bodied, with white pepper, black fruit and bittersweet chocolate mingling to a finish that grows as it lingers.

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