2018 Bethel Heights Estate Southeast Block Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.58, 250 cases, $65. Own-rooted Pommard clone. Harvest Brix 24.0ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. Bottled unfined. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The most savory of the three block wines, with aromas of underbrush, dried herbs, cherry leather, and Hoisin sauce. Mid-weight in style, with flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and boysenberry framed by muscular tannins. Like many old vine Pinot Noirs, the finish is very lengthy. This wine definitely needs a few years in the cellar to ameliorate the tannins. Score: 93. Reviewed May 30, 2022

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
From article: Vineyards Established 1972-1973