Bethel Heights

Æolian Eola - Amity Hills Estate Pinot Noir

9.152 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Tim Edwards

This was a pleasant surprise! Nose was very old World......

This was a pleasant surprise! Nose was very old World......

Jan 5th, 2018
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.2

Bright dark fruit, love the liveliness if the palette

Bright dark fruit, love the liveliness if the palette

4 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2014
Kai Wright

Lovely example of a fuller, bigger Pinot from Oregon, but still balanced and elegant. Intensely flavored layers of baked red fruit, really pleasing. Herbal notes on the end, medium body. Still, plenty of great examples of this kind of wine for much lower price.

Lovely example of a fuller, bigger Pinot from Oregon, but still balanced and elegant. Intensely flavored layers of baked red fruit, really pleasing. Herbal notes on the end, medium body. Still, plenty of great examples of this kind of wine for much lower price.

2 people found it helpfulAug 29th, 2015
Jeff Cobb

This is one heck of a good step up from the Estate bottling. Ben Casteel chose the best of the Estate fruit to make this wine.
Ripe, but quite balanced(trademark Bethel). Round fruits, well integrated oak and a finish that just won't quit.

This is one heck of a good step up from the Estate bottling. Ben Casteel chose the best of the Estate fruit to make this wine.
Ripe, but quite balanced(trademark Bethel). Round fruits, well integrated oak and a finish that just won't quit.

2 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

2012

2012

May 18th, 2017
Scott Rowe

So much yes!! Two nights in a row, two lip smacking Pinot's from Oregon.
What it lacks in finesse it makes up with in your face flavour and aroma experience.

So much yes!! Two nights in a row, two lip smacking Pinot's from Oregon.
What it lacks in finesse it makes up with in your face flavour and aroma experience.

Oct 26th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

Linear and fruity.

Linear and fruity.

Jan 14th, 2016
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.2

Pretty juicy dark juicy fruit

Pretty juicy dark juicy fruit

Jan 23rd, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Æolus was the Greek god of wind and the namesake for the Eola Hills. Founded in 1977 Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards planted in the Eola Hills. In 1984 the winery was built and the first estate wine was created. Their Æolian is sourced from their most wind-affected vines which were planted in the 90’s. Rich, but sleek black cherry, anise, and herbal tea are revealed, with subtle nuances of forest floor and vanilla. The purity of fruit and its debonair balance are what set this apart.

Æolus was the Greek god of wind and the namesake for the Eola Hills. Founded in 1977 Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards planted in the Eola Hills. In 1984 the winery was built and the first estate wine was created. Their Æolian is sourced from their most wind-affected vines which were planted in the 90’s. Rich, but sleek black cherry, anise, and herbal tea are revealed, with subtle nuances of forest floor and vanilla. The purity of fruit and its debonair balance are what set this apart.

Nov 11th, 2017
Joseph Plant

Dark fruit. Bit of acid. Great.

Dark fruit. Bit of acid. Great.

Apr 8th, 2017