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

13.6% alc., 150 cases, $50. From a small section of the estate vineyard planted in 1979. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A complex nose offers nuances of cherry, raspberry, potpourri, rose petal and smoky oak. Impressive mouth filling richness, yet suave and refined with flavors of dark cherry and raspberry clothed in youthful tannins and complimentary oak. Amazingly intense grand cru finish that seems to build in intensity over a lengthy time. This wine has the structure and balance to age beautifully. Very special. Score: 93. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
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