Bethel Heights

Estate Pinot Noir

8.858 ratings
8.912 pro ratings
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
Daniel P. Drake

On this Saturday night I have opened the 2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Salem, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, black raspberry, plum, funk, vanilla, white pepper, light oak and dry earth.

On the palate there is tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, clove, baking spice, minerality and damp earth.

This wine is medium bodied that has good complexity with medium acidity and medium fine tannins that moves seamlessly into a medium to long fresh fruit finish. Please have a wonderful safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On this Saturday night I have opened the 2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Salem, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, black raspberry, plum, funk, vanilla, white pepper, light oak and dry earth.

On the palate there is tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, clove, baking spice, minerality and damp earth.

This wine is medium bodied that has good complexity with medium acidity and medium fine tannins that moves seamlessly into a medium to long fresh fruit finish. Please have a wonderful safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 24th, 2020
Ellen Abramowitz

Nice wine. Bright Ruby color. Silky, hints of cola & vanilla with air. It worked with Thanksgiving dinner with its bitter cherry & spice. Snap of acidity that gave it a tang. Became sweeter on finish by fined-grained tannins

Nice wine. Bright Ruby color. Silky, hints of cola & vanilla with air. It worked with Thanksgiving dinner with its bitter cherry & spice. Snap of acidity that gave it a tang. Became sweeter on finish by fined-grained tannins

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.9

Rich blackberries with hard-stemmed herbs playing in the background.

Rich blackberries with hard-stemmed herbs playing in the background.

Apr 10th, 2016
Steven Gullo

Very lifted floral and spice aromas. Clean and brisk.

Very lifted floral and spice aromas. Clean and brisk.

Aug 25th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

2012 showing well right out of the gate. Bright fruit and cola, firm acid and silky tannin.

2012 showing well right out of the gate. Bright fruit and cola, firm acid and silky tannin.

May 14th, 2015
Marc Melser

We had the 2012 Vintage on 4/24/16. There were nice tastes of strawberry, light cherry and the Oregon soil. Medium to light bodied wine.

We had the 2012 Vintage on 4/24/16. There were nice tastes of strawberry, light cherry and the Oregon soil. Medium to light bodied wine.

Apr 25th, 2016
Randi Pund

A little boring, jammier than you would expect but somehow very light at the same time. Easy drinking though!

A little boring, jammier than you would expect but somehow very light at the same time. Easy drinking though!

Feb 20th, 2016
Jill Muenzner

Not a huge fan. Pretty green.

Not a huge fan. Pretty green.

Feb 12th, 2016
Adam

Great blue fruit with a touch of plum spice. A touch darker color with a clean finish.

Great blue fruit with a touch of plum spice. A touch darker color with a clean finish.

Jan 27th, 2016
Jody Petit

Russian River Valley 2012 vs Willamette Valley 2012 comparison tasting. Who shall win?

Russian River Valley 2012 vs Willamette Valley 2012 comparison tasting. Who shall win?

Jan 4th, 2016