Bells Up Winery 2017 Estate Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $22

By on December 16, 2018

This Pinot Noir rosé signals the first commercial estate wine for the Specters, and the blend of Pommard and Dijon 667 clones has been a hit among their fans in the north Willamette Valley. While the darker wardrobe after 24 hours on the skins might lead some to believe this is more of “blush” in style, rather it’s a rather serious rose. The delicate nose of dusty rose and Rainier cherry leads to flavors of dried cranberry, black cherry and baking spices, backed by a juicy and bone-dry finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 96 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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