2018 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Bella Vida vineyard is one of our favorite sites in the heart of the Dundee Hills. With its deep red Jory clay and its stunning view of the Willamette Valley, this vineyard consistently produces exceptional fruit that captures the essence of this beautiful place on earth. The 2018 shows the richness and earthy complexity of the vintage, but still has the finesse and fine tannin structure that are characteristic of these hills.
93 points – Wine Enthusiast
Optimal Ripeness in this vintage adds power and depth to the classic black-cherry flavors. As in past vintages, the fruit is framed with bright, citrus-infused acids leaning toward tangerine. The tannins have a touch of clay and finish with a burst of chamomile tea. – PAUL GREGUTT
91 points – Wine Spectator
Vibrant and sleek, with layered guava and raspberry flavors, which take on accents of spiced tea and forest floor and finish with medium-grained tannins. – TIM FISH