2012 Bethel Heights Estate West Block Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 100 cases, $50. From a small section of the estate vineyard planted in 1977 to own rooted W├Ądenswil clone. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of sweet cherry, violets, and spicy oak. Soft, elegant and seamless, with a core of cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruits accented with spice. Very juicy with supple tannins and a silky finish. Lacks a bit of intensity on the attack, but a very pleasurable drinking wine. Score: 90. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
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