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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir 2010
Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir 2010
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Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of cedar, black pepper, anise, dried cherries, almond, and hints of sweet oak spice. The palate features fresh raspberries and cherries and mouthwatering acidity over subtle baking spice and cooking chocolate flavors. The finish is long and crisp, framed by fine-grained tannins.

The 2010 vintage is built to last, and Bethel Heights suspects these wines will age gracefully for well over a decade.

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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.