Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 38155
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a fruit driven wine with a blend of ripe apple, pear and peach flavors. Silky-textured, beautifully balanced, with well-integrated toasty oak and a long finish.

With its crisp fruit and restrained use of oak, this is an essentially food-friendly Chardonnay. It plays especially well with buttery sauces and dishes with a citrus component. A perfect match, discovered at a winemaker dinner at Oregon's renowned Steamboat Inn, was a rich, creamy Butternut squash soup.

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Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The estate winery was established in 1984 and currently produces 10,000 cases of wine annually, most of which still comes from the 50 acre estate vineyard. Bethel Heights specializes in Pinot Noir, but also produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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