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Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2019

Product description

This wine blends fruit from all the different sections of our Bethel Heights and Justice estate vineyards. It truly encompasses the entire breadth of expression at our estate, from the youthful exuberance of our youngest vines planted in 2002 to the brooding, earthy complexity of our old rooted vines that have been knitting themselves into our landscape for forty years.

The Pinot Noir Estate incorporates fruit from nearly all of their estate vineyard in various amounts, and as such provides an honest evaluation of the year. The 2019 is a more delicate, earthen offering than the 2018, with delicate red to black fruits over forest floor and dried leaves. Acidy is fresh but not overbearing and the tannins are fine grained, giving shape and texture to this young wine. The Estate is enjoyable upon release, but as is the case with all of Bethel Heights 2019 wines, it will benefit from 8-10 years of aging.

93 Points - James Suckling    A complex nose of dark cherries, mulberries, mushrooms, forest wood and baking spices. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins and bright acidity. Some smoky character with a fleshy texture. Layered and textured. Drink or hold.