The accolades from Great Northwest Wine for Bells Up’s 2014 Titan Willamette Valley Pinot Noir keep coming.
In addition to an “Outstanding!” rating from their panel of expert wine reviewers, and a Silver Medal awarded at their Invitational Wine Competition, we were just included on a list of 12 wines showcasing the “Brilliance of Oregon Pinot Noir.”
The featured dozen range in price from $15 to $70 per bottle, putting our $40 2014 Titan squarely in the middle of the price-range pack. Of the 12 wines, six—including ours—are rated “Outstanding!” Another four are “Excellent,” and two are “Recommended.”
And, we’re in highly regarded company, with Pinot Noirs from some of Oregon’s most esteemed and famous wineries included in the list, such as: Domaine Drouhin, Knudsen Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate, and Nicholas-Jay.
Miss the original review? Here’s what it says:
Bells Up Winery 2014 Titan Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $40
David Specter fled a career as a corporate tax attorney and recently launched his winery along Bell Road near Newberg, Ore., in an impressive Chehalem Mountain neighborhood that includes Medici, Privé and Zimri. This young Pinot Noir even includes a contribution from Medici’s 25-year-old own-rooted Pommard planting, and the unfiltered juice offers fanciful aromas of fruit punch with strawberry, cranberry, cinnamon bark and cola. That theme translates onto the palate, which is approachable with additional hints of strawberry/rhubarb jam and raspberry acidity. There’s just enough grip within the juicy finish for suggestions of roasted duck, red meats, salmon and robust vegetable dishes.
Production: 126 cases