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2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
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About Bethel Heights Vineyard

A family operation through and through, this Willamette Valley vineyard has been run by the Casteel—Dudley—Webb family conglomerate since 1977. It’s a testament to the possibilities of cooperation that 11, yes 11, family members are currently co-owners of the vineyard. There is also a profound respect for the environment here. Ted Casteel, one of the vineyard’s founders, also co-founded the Low Input Viticulture and Enology certification program for sustainable viticulture.

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2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Producer: Bethel Heights Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Light, bright red.  Strawberry and spices on the nose, along with a subtle floral quality and a touch of black tea.  Fresh, focused red fruit flavors show good intensity, no excess weight and a tangy spine of acidity.  With its good finishing cut and tangy persistence, this is very easy to drink.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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