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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Bethel Heights Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Bethel Heights Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 125120)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Initial aromas of pine resin and mocha give way to new strawberries and raspberries. The wine is elegant yet lively on the palate with flavors of raspberries and Royal Anne cherries and a hint of fresh parsley. The acidity gives the wine energy and movement on the palate and fine grain tannins carry the wine to a smooth, almost ethereal finish.
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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.