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Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate 06

 

$29.66 - Case price
(any 12 or more bottles)

Price: $32.95

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New vintage October 2007

Previous vintage notes: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Ripe aromas of raspberry, plum, and black cherry are nicely complimented by oak spice, cola, and minerality. The palate is lush black cherry and boysenberry over lively acidity and well-balanced, fine grained tannin. Graceful and ageworthy. - the winery


Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is the steal of the 2005 Bethel Heights Pinots. Luscious and supple for a younger wine, with a nice dollop of sweet raspberry, black cherry and blueberry is complemented by earth, nutmeg and cinnamon on the finish. Beautifully focused and balanced, the 2005 Estate Grown Pinot is an outstanding value in Oregon wine. When I tasted it at the winery, I HAD to have a bottle with dinner that night! From the winery: This wine is a blend of many different blocks in the estate vineyards. We keep the lots separate in the winery, fermenting in small containers, so we can tailor our winemaking to the eccentricities of the individual vineyard blocks. Some require more aggressive treatment to give us their full complement of aroma and flavor while others readily release their aromas and flavors with a minimum of handling. Hence, some receive enzymes, some do not. Some receive dry ice and a five-day cold soak and others are left at ambient temperature to start on their own. Some are inoculated with proprietary yeast, some are not. The resulting wine is a complex blend of wine lots, each vinified according to its own needs.



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