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.
Chehalem Mountains, OR
Production: 94 cases
Suggested retail price: $48.00
Drink The Bottles score: 94/100