128 cases produced. $40
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.