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Bethel Heights Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2013

$32.95
$28.01

SKU 01844233189

750ml

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Floral black pepper and warm Christmas spice frame red fruit aromas of currant and pomegranate. The palate enjoys volume without heavy weight, and the punchy red fruits carry a savory depth that fill the front, mid, and back palate. The finish is lengthy and high toned, the silky tannins focused by the laser of succulent acidity, suggesting a promising longevity in the cellar. Should evolve beautifully for a decade or more.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Bethel Heights
Alcohol/vol 12.6%
  • ws90

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.

Harvey Steiman, February 29, 2016
  • we89

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.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2016
  • wa87

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.

Neal Martin, June 2016