Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc Eola Amity Hills Estate Grown 2011

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While we can certainly enjoy a simple,gulpable Pinot Grigio from the U.S. orItaly, we've always preferred a PinotGrigio or Pinot Gris with a little bitmore stuffing. At its best, these arearomatic wines that can offer someweight, with hints of melon, tangerineand minerals, maybe some mouthfeeland even a hint of oiliness. They shouldhave enough acidity to pull that offwithout any heaviness.Our very best of tasting, a Pinot Grisfrom Bethel Heights Vineyard inOregon, showed what this can be atits best: a wine of substance that trulytastes like nothing else. Fresh andvibrant, with great melon fruit, butwith a sturdy backbone. Freshtropical fruits at the top, minerals andserious earthiness at the core-bravo

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Bethel Heights Vineyard:
Two families established Bethel Heights Vineyard in 1977, in the Eola Hills northwest of Salem, Oregon. Twin brothers Ted and Terry Casteel and their partners Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb detoured into winemaking after trying their hands at other careers and interests. Ted and Pat were graduate students doing historical research in France when they discovered the joys of wine. Marilyn and Terry ... Read more
Two families established Bethel Heights Vineyard in 1977, in the Eola Hills northwest of Salem, Oregon. Twin brothers Ted and Terry Casteel and their partners Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb detoured into winemaking after trying their hands at other careers and interests. Ted and Pat were graduate students doing historical research in France when they discovered the joys of wine. Marilyn and Terry were practicing therapists in Seattle when they started drinking Burgundy and became wine enthusiasts. Reunited by their newfound interest in wine, in 1977 the two families, together with Pat's sister Barbara Dudley, bought 75 promising looking acres and started a new life. For the first thirty years Ted was responsible for the vineyards and Terry made the wine. Pat and Marilyn shared responsibility for marketing and business. Recently the Bethel Heights team has expanded to include second generation leadership and ownership, bringing youthful energy, talent and passion into the blend. The new additions to the team are Ben and Jon Casteel (Terry and Marilyn's sons) and Mimi and Jessie Casteel (Ted and Pat's daughters), who all grew up at Bethel Heights then took off in various directions before finding their way back home. Read less

External Reviews for Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc Eola Amity Hills Estate Grown

External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/06/2010

While we can certainly enjoy a simple,gulpable Pinot Grigio from the U.S. orItaly, we've always preferred a PinotGrigio or Pinot Gris with a little bitmore stuffing. At its best, these arearomatic wines that can offer someweight, with hints of melon, tangerineand minerals, maybe some mouthfeeland even a hint of oiliness. They shouldhave enough acidity to pull that offwithout any heaviness.Our very best of tasting, a Pinot Grisfrom Bethel Heights Vineyard inOregon, showed what this can be atits best: a wine of substance that trulytastes like nothing else. Fresh andvibrant, with great melon fruit, butwith a sturdy backbone. Freshtropical fruits at the top, minerals andserious earthiness at the core-bravo


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Vintage: 2006 04/06/2010

Primary aromas of deep mineral, wetstone, citrus, white peach, and faint grass seed. The palateis a dense concentration of peach, golden delicious apples,and flint, framed by firm acidity.




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