Bethel Heights Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2013
Wine SpectatorLight and refreshing, with a savory edge to the dark cherry and floral flavors, finishing on a distinctly mineral note. This has presence and delicacy. Drink now through 2021. 3,420 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastA slight whiff of leathery funk in the nose carries into the palate, but it does not override the rich cherry fruit. Extra details of mineral and earth bring further interest, and more bottle age may serve to lengthen the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Grown, which was picked on 8 and 9 October after the rains, has a gravel tincture on the nose that just lacks a little fruité. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin, edgy red berry fruit with a slightly tapered, rather austere finish. Drink over the next 4-5 years.