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!
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.