TNs: Complete vertical of Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noirs

WOW I’m jealous

I missed this thread from a year ago. I have been thinking about doing a vertical and maybe throwing in some a few others like Panther Creek who did a single vineyard Murto a couple of years.

If anyone has the early years, we could repeat this later this year or next. Or maybe we just ask Brian to help.


I just went out a bought the 11 and 12 Murto. Can’t wait to try them.

Ordered 2 of the 11s from Vinopolis on my lunch break!


No, I checked WS before you posted a link :wink:

I opened a '10 last night and will write a note and see what tonight brings. I really do not need to buy any more wines and I have a couple of '11s to sample. [cheers.gif]

  • 2010 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (6/2/2016)
    Dark ruby with lilac and violet nose. Dry with lightly tart berry and soft well integrated chewy tannins. Tart cherries, raspberries, cranberries and pomegrante included for good measure. A bit on the restrained side while featuring the tart berry profile. Some nuanced candied fruit balances the bold acid. (91 pts.)

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Even better tonight on the third night open. A 92+ [cheers.gif]

Dennis- I had the 10 last night. I had very similar impressions and really liked it. Really very good with some time in the decanter.


Wow! Thanks for the notes. That is a lot of wines to write such insightful stuff. More notes from you, please.



Wow, great notes and a hint of extreme jealousy here. Only go as far back as 08 and none further. Would have loved to be a fly on the wall with glass in hand.

Just bumped into Brian at the local shop (McCarthy’s) where he was pouring his wines with his distributor for the shop (actually the last of the 2012’s). In talking with him about the wines and how they aged, this tasting came up, and the fact that Jim was there (well, sort of crashed the tasting–in a good way, with Josh if I’m getting my facts straight). Also the fact that the 2001 just killed the other wines. I’ve always liked his wines. I’ve got to get off the stick and start buying. Just have too much damn Burgundy, I guess.

I crashed a tasting at Big Table Farm a couple of months back. Try to get in at least one good one a year.

Sounds like a good strategy. I’ll have to work on my moves.