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)