Willamette Valley, Oregon

 $25 bottle / $143 half case / $255 full case

It makes perfect sense almost half of the grapes in the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir are from the Belle Pente Estate vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton. Yamhill-Carlton vines concentrate the cherry flavors in the grape, creating a deeper, richer mouthfeel with an afternote of baking spices. When first opened cherry dominates the palate and over time the cranberry notes emerge. After a few months in the bottle, the earthy notes flourish and the fruit will mellow out. Grab some of this classic Yamhill-Carlton for your holiday meals, especially if you are going to serve salmon!  Enjoy over the next 4-5 years.

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