2018 Titan’s Lingering Berry and Vanilla Finish Noted by The Nittany Epicurean

An attorney and wine reviewer based in New York, Michael Chelus features a different wine daily six days a week (on Sundays he recaps the previous week’s highlights from the worlds of food, wine, beer, cocktails and spirits) on the Nittany Epicurean blog. Chelus has been sampling wine and documenting his thoughts online since 2013.

Chelus has been producing a series of reviews of Willamette Valley wines, including a recent post about our 2018 Titan Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (he’s also previously reviewed our 2020 Prelude, 2018 Prelude, and 2016 Titan Pinot Noir). In addition to praising its finish as having “ripe berry fruit [that] lingered with a touch of luscious vanilla,” and the fun photos he snapped (above, at right, and below), here’s what else he had to say:

This wine is 100% pinot noir sourced from two AVAs within the Willamette Valley – Yamhill-Carlton and Chehalem Mountains. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (38% new). It comes in at 13.7% ABV.

The wine showed a light ruby color. Cherry, raspberry, currant, cranberry and oak all arrived on the nose. Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, vanilla, plum and oak followed on the palate where the ripe berry fruit lingered with a touch of luscious vanilla.
The wine was light-bodied and exhibited good length along with soft tannins. This wine would pair very well with butternut squash bisque topped with crushed hazelnuts.

2018 Titan just sold out, however the 2019 vintage is currently available and very tasty as well. It’s currently featured in our tasting experience flight and available for purchase to take home today or for fall shipping.

Contact us by phone at 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com today and we’ll gladly set some bottles aside for you.

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