92 points Vinous, Josh Raynolds: Lurid red. Spice-accented red berries, candied flowers and baking spices on the highly fragrant nose. A spine of juicy acidity supports sappy, mineral-driven raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. A smoky nuance emerges with air. Turns sweeter on the impressively persistent finish, which is framed by even, slow-mounting tannins.
Belle Pente’s a long time favorite of ours so we feel particularly qualified to say that their wines just keep getting better. Their Yamhill-Carlton bottling is 100% estate grown Belle Pente Vineyard, making it one of the better values coming from the area. Within the riper Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Belle Pente creates silky, finesse-driven wines of freshness and balance. Our customers love them as much as we do.
A killer value, absolutely packed with flavor. Loaded with a spectrum of red, blue, and black fruits, it is pure and fresh with subtle field herb accents through the finish.