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2014 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir

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2014 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir

2014 Bells Up Winery Titan Pinot noir

128 cases produced

Sometimes wine lovers out tasting have to make a choice between a gorgeous view and really great wine. Many tasting rooms don’t have stunning views and some that do, well let’s just say that sometimes the wine isn’t more more than meh… But guess what?! Bells Up Winery has BOTH great wines and views!

Open by appointment and special weekends, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving, Bells Up Winery has a nice selection of whites, reds and a rosé. And when you visit, you have a bird’s eye view across the Willamette Valley. This photo was taken on a rather stormy day so just imagine what a summer day looks like!

Bells Up Winery view

Here’s a photo of their newly finished, spacious wine porch from which to gaze out at the valley below!

Bells Up WInery wine porch

Ok, now let’s chat about the 2014 Bells Up Titan Pinot noir. Made using a blend of Pommard, Dijon 115 and 777 Pinot noir clones, they aim to best represent and honor the growing season and harvest with this wine. As Dave Specter, owner and winemaker, concisely put it, “you don’t need a lot of technology to make a great wine.”

As we swirled and sipped, we found this Pinot noir was filled with just about every berry flavor imaginable– raspberries, marionberries, blackberries and tart blueberries along with some black and sour cherries. Earthy notes of forest floor and eucalyptus mingled with a couple dashes of both white and black pepper, ending with a smooth, mocha-like finish. It’s got bright acidity and would complement many different dishes from grilled salmon to baked mac and cheese topped with bacon bits.

SRP $40

www.bellsupwinery.com

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  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife Reply

    They’re such nice people at Bells Up! Great views and the outdoor deck was just finished up when I visited. I’m sure they’ll love having that extra outdoor space for summer events with their amazing views!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Aren’t Sara and Dave the best?! Their passion is contagious and their wines are wonderful! And that view…amazing!

      • Sara Specter Reply

        Awww. We’re blushing. But go on. 🙂 Love you lady.

        • Michele Francisco
          Michele Francisco Reply

          love you guys too!

    • Sara Specter Reply

      Marlynn – I was just about to email you to invite you to come back on a SUNNY day so you could take it for a test drive, since the weather was pretty dang sucky the day you were here (and we’ve released 3 new wines since you were here too). OOOOH, come WITH Michele sometime!!!! Like August. Because MAYBE it will be consistently sunny by then… LOL.

  2. Hillary Harper Reply

    I would love to visit Bells Up! With the great weather this weekend I might just have to do that 🙂
    The Titan pino sounds to die for!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      You should Hillary! And say hi to Dave and Sara for me if you do go.

      • Sara Specter Reply

        Friends of Michele’s get extra hugs, by the way. 🙂

  3. Create/Enjoy Reply

    Very cool! I definitely want to do some wine tasting this summer so need to look through your posts for recommendations!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Please do Suzannah and feel free to email me if you want more in-depth recommendations!

    • Sara Specter Reply

      We’d love to meet you. Be sure to drop Michele’s name if you make it out our way. She’s one of our favorite people.

      • Michele Francisco
        Michele Francisco Reply

        You’re much too kind Sara! But please do go on… 😉

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