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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 2009
Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 112377)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of ripe pineapple, lemon zest, cinnamon, and Asian pears. Lush entry of ripe Anjou pears, mouthwatering acidity, lemon custard, and intense mineral focus. This wine is lush enough to enjoy now, but there is acidity to age, and this wine will will lay down gracefully for the next 5-7 years.
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About Bethel Heights Vineyard:

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.