2005 Belle Vallée Pinot Noir Grand Cuvée

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
CT88.8 8 reviews
Label borrowed from 2002

Community Tasting Notes 7

  • bradfriedlander Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 14, 2016 - A lot of alcohol. Probably should have decanted at least an hour before starting to drink. Good strawberry taste with some tar. Very drinkable.

  • Wino from Michigan wrote: 85 points

    March 2, 2012 - This was not good upon opening or even after first hour -- undrinkable. After a couple hors it came around -- kind of. Would think this is not past prime or bad bottle but less likely bad bottle as still had some flavor left.

  • CarpeVinoDiem wrote: 87 points

    May 16, 2011 - 5/13/11 Taster: Still fighting a cold
    Wine: Tried the remaining 1/2 bottle (vacuvin air pumped out but kept room temp):
    Dried fruit, flattened out unfortunately ('probably should have put it in my thermoelectric cellar);
    still hot. Very little remaining nose of now burnt toast, some sulfur, and slight vanilla.
    Summary: Possible the bottle wasn't taken care of before I got this close-out at retail store. Fairly characteristic though for Belle Vallee offerings for my palate (and no likelihood of this one ever approaching the upper tier e.g. Brewer-Clifton, Kosta Browne, etc.).

  • CarpeVinoDiem wrote: 87 points

    May 12, 2011 - Food: Paired with smoky mesquite baked turkey loin, mushrooms, potatoes, acorn squash
    Taster: Still fighting slight head and chest cold
    Bottle: Ok condition (dried wax), no sediment
    Decanting: Not decanted
    Cork: Clean pull, dark burgundy/black bottom fine
    Legs: Lots of thin legs
    Nose: Cranberry, black cherry, good spices; a slightly past hint of green vegetal
    Body: Big 2.5% to 3% milk weight
    Taste: Black cherry, boysenberry, blueberry; slight heat; slightlyt off sour on the end
    Finish: 20-25 seconts
    Overall: 87 points, a bit rough
    Recommendation: Probably the smoke on the Mesquite still overpowers this a bit; decant 1 hr.

  • Wino from Michigan wrote: 90 points

    November 6, 2010 - Very nice -- well balanced -- ready to drink Oregon Pinot

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Belle Vallée
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Grand Cuvée
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • UPC Code 725667200357

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (10%)
  • In Cellars 8 (16%)
  • Consumed 37 (74%)

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