2020 Jupiter Estate Pinot Noir Scores 94 Points From Drink The Bottles

Melissa and Jeff Lawson, wine writers and reviewers at Drink the Bottles. All photos courtesy of drinkthebottles.com

Located in the Midwest, wine reviewers, writers, and bloggers Melissa and Jeff Lawson curate and produce content for their Drink The Bottles website. The couple personally sample and review every wine they post about, with a decidedly unpretentious and down-to-earth approach.

The pair only feature wines they feel have universal appeal. As they write: “These are wines that we would be happy to share with friends and family and we will cover everything from a $9 grocery store pick-up bottle to bottles worth hundreds of dollars. If we don’t connect with a wine, you’ll never hear about it here.”

We were delighted to read their thoughts on our 2020 Jupiter Estate Pinot Noir. They say:

Rounding out our tastings of samples from Bells Up Winery is their 2020 Jupiter Pinot Noir.  This comes from an estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains.  Three words…. It is fantastic.  Too often we have been slightly underwhelmed by Pinot, often getting the “same old” dusty, overly sweet rose petal vibe.  But not with this. 
This Pinot Noir is built differently and if this is testament to the Chehalem Mountains AVA, then we can’t wait to visit some day.  Cherry pie, tobacco leaf, graphite and forest floor on the nose.  Solid medium purple color makes an introduction to rhubarb, cherry pomegranate and a subtle hint of pepper, leading to a finish that leaves you yearning for more.  This wine should be in your cellar and with such a low production, you’d better act fast.  This is drinking wonderfully now and should for another 5-7 years.

Drink The Bottles score:  94/100

Released in the spring, 2020 Jupiter is moving out of here at a fast clip with more than half of the production already sold. With Fall Shipping currently open, now is the perfect time to order your bottles for immediate shipment. Contact us or call the winery at 503.537.1328 to snag some before it’s gone.

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