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Date Printed: 1/28/2015
Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2011
Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2011
(search item no. 116788)
screw cap wine
green wine

PRICE ON 1/28/2015: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of Meyer lemons, mandarin, and lime blossom. The palate showcases a refreshing focused core of citrus fruits over bright acidity, carrying the wine to a long finish. This wine exhibits the grace and transparency of a cool year, hallmarks of a great vintage.

This Pinot Gris is dry, with a strong citrus backbone. Food choices abound! Seafood is a natural choice. While we think of Pinot Gris slightly chilled as perfect for warm weather, it is truly a wine for all seasons. For cooler weather, think of lightly spiced Thai dishes, featuring shrimp or pork. Also, many Asian preparations featuring coconut milk as a base for chicken or vegetable curries are enhanced by the fruit forward citrus aromas and flavors of Pinot gris.

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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.