2020 Bells Up Winery Jupiter Pinot Noir

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  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. ABV:  13.5% Chehalem Mountains, OR Production:  94 cases Suggested retail price:  $48.00 Drink The Bottles score:  94/100

The Project

Drink The Bottles wine blog project

After a hiatus for a couple of years, we are super exited to be writing about wine again on this blog - Drink The Bottles.  We are going to share some of our favorite wines with you here and hope that we can go through this wonderful journey together.  The wines featured on Drink The Bottles will cover all varietals and price points.  In other words, there will be something for everyone!

How did we get here?  Previously, we owned and wrote about wine and wine education on our previous wine blog, Midwest Wine Guy.  Back then, life was coming at us at about 200 miles per hour and we simply couldn't give everything that we wanted to the project.  Fast forward a couple of years and it is time to write again, not get overwhelmed and enjoy this wonderful world of wine!

The wines are why you're here, right?  We're not going to fill this page with fluff.  This wine blog is where you will discover the best wines to drink alone, drink with a friend or save for a rainy day.  You'll also get informative and entertaining articles about the wine industry.  We present to you......Drink The Bottles wine blog.

Have a favorite wine?   Tell us about it and it may be featured here!  

-Jeff & Melissa

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