2001 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

2001 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Willamette Valley Oregon
Pinot Noir
Lightly colored with deep bricking around the edges.  Very aromatic, pretty and pleasing, sweet red cherries and raspberry, forest floor with pine resins and hints of earthy mushrooms, medium weight, 14.3% ABV, I can remember thinking this was a bit ripe in youth but I pick up no sense of that now, seems very nicely balanced.  Some mild tannins and slightly elevated acidity that makes the fruit seemed fresh and juicy.  Overall a very enjoyable Pinot in a good place but it should still have a few years to go.
N 9 P 8+ C 8 B 8+ S 8+ = 92+/100


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