Bethel Heights Pinot Noir 2014, 375ml, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon


Bethel Heights Pinot Noir 2014, 375ml, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

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Product Description

This wine blends fruit from all the different sections of the 100-acre estate vineyards. Here in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA the climate is dominated by more direct access to cool ocean winds than other parts of the Willamette Valley, and the volcanic soils are characteristically shallower and rockier, and therefore better drained, than in other parts of the Valley. The fruit was gently de-stemmed, cold soaked at 40 degrees for 3-5 days, then gradually allowed to warm up prior to fermentation. The fruit was gently punched down twice a day at the onset of fermentation until a peak temperature of 84-88 degrees was reached, and then pumped over twice per day until dryness. It was then settled for 8 to 10 days prior to being racked to French oak barrels for ageing. Floral black pepper and warm
Christmas spice frame red fruit aromas of currant and pomegranate. The palate enjoys volume without heavy weight, and the punchy red fruits carry a savory depth that fills the front, mid, and back palate. The finish is lengthy and high toned, the silky tannins focused by bright, balanced acidity, suggesting a promising longevity in the cellar.

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