Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Initial aromas of pine resin and mocha give way to new strawberries and raspberries. The wine is elegant, yet lively on the palate with flavors of raspberries and royal anne cherries and a hint of fresh parsley. The acidity gives the wine energy and movement on the palate and fine grain tannins carry the wine to a smooth, almost ethereal finish.
Oregon's wine pioneers came to the Willamette Valley looking for the perfect place to grow Pinot noir—a place where longer hours of daylight and cooler growing conditions allow wine grapes to ripen slowly, with a long period of flavor development at the end of the growing season, and harvest in late September or early October. Ninety percent of the Pinot noir is grown in the Willamette Valley.