Aromas of cedar, black pepper, anise, dried cherries, almond, and hints of sweet oak spice. The palate features fresh raspberries and cherries and mouthwatering acidity over subtle baking spice and cooking chocolate flavors. The finish is long and crisp, framed by fine-grained tannins.
The 2010 vintage is built to last, and Bethel Heights suspects these wines will age gracefully for well over a decade.
Silky, fresh and tangy with pure flavors of cherry and spice; long and complex with excellent balance.
Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The estate winery was established in 1984 and currently produces 10,000 cases of wine annually, most of which still comes from the 50 acre estate vineyard. Bethel Heights specializes in Pinot Noir, but also produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.