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

13.5% alc., 250 cases, $58. From a block in the estate vineyard characterized by shallow, gravelly soil planted in 1979 on its own roots. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is remarkably fragrant with aromas of cherry pie, spice and rose petal. Very soft and elegant on the palate with a mid weight core of tasty cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruits backed by a hint of oak seasoning. Juicy and crisp, with a lengthy finish. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with more intense fruit expression. Score: 92. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
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