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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Southeast Block 2012

Bethel Heights

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93 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vibrant, glowing with black plum, blackberry, cassis and minerally spice flavors on a plush-textured frame. Open but not heavy, showing generous intensity on the long finish. Drink now through 2022. 145 cases made."

Previous vintage notes: 91 points Tanzer. Bright ruby red. Cherry and red currant on the fragrant, spice-accented nose and in the mouth. Lively and precise, displaying very good depth and sneaky power. Aeration brings out an exotic floral nuance that carries through the long, sappy, gently tannic finish. - J.R.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Tanzer - 92 points - High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry, Asian spice and fresh flowers, with a touch of white pepper. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sappy red berry and floral pastille flavors underscored by tangy minerality and a note of blood orange. Impressively pure and focused, but there's depth here too. Finishes on a bright, spicy note, with lingering florality. I really like this wine's balance and precision. - Josh Raynolds

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

Star Anise, cloves, and damp earth overlay the classic blueberry and briar of the Southeast Block. The palate displays a dense core of black cherry, balanced acidity, and the lovely round tannins we find in our whole cluster fermentations. This wine will certainly age gracefully over the next ten years, but I believe it could go much longer. - the winery

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

A bigger, darker Pinot with hints of pepper spice that carry through from aroma to finish. Lots of fresh blueberry and notes of blueberry syrup mix with dark berry to provide a superb base note. Bethel Heights' Southeast Block is 29 years old-some of the oldest Pinot vines in Oregon. - Marcus

2005 Wine Spectator - 90 points - Smooth in texture, with vibrant acidity against wild strawberry and plum flavors. The fruit plays against the toast and fine tannins on the lengthy finish. Best from 2009 through 2015. - H.S.

"Aromas of black cherry, black pepper and cinnamon, nice underlying earthiness and tobacco. Dense blueberry flavors dominate the palate, complexing earthy character and mouth-coating tannins." - the winemaker

A 6-acre section of Bethel Heights Estate vineyard planted in 1979. Red clay soil is volcanic in origin. 100% Pommard

Aged for 14 months in 30% new French oak.

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