2017 Candide – SOLD OUT

Nemarniki Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

74 cases produced. $54 | SOLD OUT (2018 Candide to be released soon.)

Named for Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of the same name (which was based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire), Candide is comprised of two heritage clones of Pinot Noir: 71% Wadenswil and 29% Pommard. The wine was then barrel aged 12 months in French oak. The grapes were sourced entirely from 9-year-old vines in Nemarniki Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 


REVIEW: From the loess soils of Nemarniki Vineyard along Laurel Ridge comes this spirited Pinot Noir. Exhibiting aromas of black raspberry jam, it’s zesty after 12 months in 44% new French oak. Broad and mouthfilling on the palate with sweet red cherry, raspberries, cola, underlying oak and exotic spices cap the finish. (Source: Ellen Landis, Great Northwest Wine)

REVIEW: The 2017 Bells Up ‘Candide’ Pinot Noir was sourced from the Nemarniki Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA and is a really good release by the talented former lawyer, Dave Specter. Fresh, vibrant and full of bright acidity, while this might be a bit lean for some, the length and elegance of the wine, with its pretty red fruits and saline driven terroir, cannot be denied. High-toned and fantastic to enjoy in its youth, I can see this cellaring well over the next decade — but why wait? Drink 2020-2028 – 91 (Source: Dr. Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog)

REVIEW: 2017 Bells Up Winery ‘Candide’ Nemarniki Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir delivers notes of dark and red berries, Herbs de Provence, fresh lavender, cherry cola, exotic spice, youthful, vibrant (Source: Michelle Williams, Forbes)

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