Bethel Heights West Block Reserve Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $15.99
Item No. 62006
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is testimony to the fact that 2000 was probably the ripest vintage we've ever seen at Bethel Heights in terms of physiological maturity of the fruit at harvest - sugar content, sugar/acid balance, and flavors on the ripe end of the pinot fruit spectrum. Firm tannins balanced by opulent fruit defines the character of this powerful wine.

"This wine is bright in flavor. Its velvety texture, laced with zingy acidity, supports lovely black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors that echo effectively on the harmonious finish."
-The Wine Spectator (June 15, 2002)

Learn About Bethel Heights Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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