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Brad Cartoon
The West Coast Wine Network is a hobby site of mine that has been on the web since 1995. The Wine Discussion Forums are the main content here and are prominently linked in the horizontal navigation above. The rest of the site is my personal blog where I post about wine, beer, restaurants, art shows, concerts and information on places we travel to, etc.  There will likely be more videos and cross linking to other social media and bloggers. There is a new Events Calendar linked above.  Check it out!

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