Bell Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon


2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon

Willamette Valley Pinot noir has a deep ruby color with aromas of dark red fruits, minerals and spice that give way to smoke, earth and a rich, sweet oak palate. A core of bright acidity and fine tannins give the wine a lift into a rich fruit driven and persistent finish that is robust enough to pair well with a wide array of braised or grilled meats.


Technical Analysis:

Varietal Pinot Noir Source Willamette Valley, Oregon

Total Acid 0.58 gm/100ml pH 3.63 Alcohol 13.5%

Aging 8 months in French oak, 30% new

Bottle Date Aug. 2010

Production 749 cases

16 in stock



The 2009 vintage in Oregon followed a generally warmer growing season, characterized by high week-toweek variability with wide swings between record high and record low maximum temperatures. A midseason heat wave accelerated sugar development, while flavor and grape maturity needed additional time on the vine. Fortunately a warm and dry harvest period gave way to cooler than expected conditions in late September and early October, allowing growers to let fruit hang, providing for optimal flavor development and ripeness. Harvest continued into the third week of October in the Willamette Valley.