2017 Villanelle (Fanfare Club Exclusive)
Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 52 cases produced. $54
Annually, winemaker David Specter produces a limited edition vintage available only to members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club. 2017 Villanelle is this year’s Pinot Noir selection. This special, limited edition reserve pinot noir is named for Paul Dukas’ duet for French Horn and Piano, “Villanelle.” Distinguished by a layered, supple elegance, this wine showcases the richer mouthfeel and spicier characteristics of Oregon pinot noir from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (17-year-old vines), barrel-aged for 12 months in French oak. Tonnelier Vineyard is a 4-acre micro-site on sedimentary Willakenzie soil, which typically yields structured wines. *PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited quantity, only Fanfare Club members will be able to purchase 2017 Villanelle.
NOSE: Bing cherry, caramel, lightly toasted tobacco, vanilla bean, crushed rock and rose petal.
PALATE: Balanced and structured with delicate tannins and hints of candied cherry, rhubarb, cracked red peppercorn, earthiness and orange pekoe tea finish.