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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Bethel Heights Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Bethel Heights Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108132)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry with underlying notes of stonefruit, cedar, and rose petals. The palate is pure raspberries and Royal Anne cherries with orange zest and just a flicker of oak spice in the background. This wine is balanced by a bright and balancing core of acidity and fine grain tannins that will help this wine age gracefully over the next 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.