Date:November 10, 2016

2013 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir

2013 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir2013 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir

Willamette Valley AVA

163 cases produced

As you may know, the Winerabblers love a 2013 Oregon pinot done right. With the remnants of a typhoon smack in the middle of harvest, everyone handled harvest differently and Pinots from this vintage cannot all be considered equal. We are happy to report that Dave and Sara Specter, the couple who make up the Bells Up Winery, weathered the storm so to speak, and in the process, created an excellent Titan Pinot noir from their 2013 fruit.

A combination of grapes from both the Chehalem Mountains and Yamhill-Carlton sub AVAs, this wine includes Pommard, 115 & 777 Pinot noir clones, providing good acid levels and a long finish. Aged for 11 months in 40% new French oak and the remainder in neutral barrels, we found the Titan to be quite delicate, almost feminine, with a light, bright mouthfeel.

Filled with ripe raspberries, sour cherries, bacon fat and herbaceous notes of rosemary and thyme, this wine will pair well with your holiday meal! The savory notes in the wine will perfectly complement your turkey, cornish game hen or roasted chicken. Not to mention all the side dishes… So we encourage you to stock up today, before they sell out!

SRP $40.

Thanks to Sara for the photo since Winerabble Michele forgot she was supposed to be on photography duty while tasting and chatting at Bells Up Winery!

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  1. Melissa Chee Reply

    Very informative! 🙂 Sounds like it pairs with some nice dishes

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Thanks Melissa! It’s a lovely wine and think it would pair well with poultry and celebrations!

  2. Pech Reply

    As soon as you said bacon fat I was like OH YEAH. It’s perfect sounding for a rich holiday feast!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      LOL Pech!

  3. Create/Enjoy Reply

    Ooooh, that sounds lovely. What a treat!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      It really is! If you have the opportunity to visit the winery, please do as the family and views are amazing, along with their wines!

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