2012 Bethel Heights Aeolian Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • WA 90
  • WS 90
  • W&S 90

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Reg: $38.94

$29.94

This product is
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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Brilliant ruby. High-pitched, mineral-laced red and dark berry scents are complemented by notes of cola, anise and vanilla bean. Silky and open-knit on entry, offering sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that... Brilliant ruby. High-pitched, mineral-laced red and dark berry scents are complemented by notes of cola, anise and vanilla bean. Silky and open-knit on entry, offering sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that tighten up with air and pick up an exotic blood orange nuance. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the finish, which is framed by silky tannins. - Josh Raynolds
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2015
The maiden 2012 Aeolian Pinot Noir is named after the wind and comes from vines planted 1994-1999 on the estate. Apparently, the wind causes a bifurcation in quality, especially on the west side of the property. It was... The maiden 2012 Aeolian Pinot Noir is named after the wind and comes from vines planted 1994-1999 on the estate. Apparently, the wind causes a bifurcation in quality, especially on the west side of the property. It was picked October 5-14 at 23.9 Brix and aged for 11 months in French oak, 40% new barrel. The bouquet is very appealing and in my mind, superior to the Pinot Noir Estate, better defined and demonstrating more mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. There is a pleasant prickle of spice, salted licorice and black truffle toward the finish. This is an understated Pinot Noir but one that is full of class. - Neal Martin
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Soft in texture and expressive, with glints of green olive and gently herbal aromatics surrounding a supple core of dark berry and kirsch. Finishes gently. Drink now through 2019. 2,390 cases made. –HS
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits, October 2014
Dark, youthful and vinous, this bracing pinot is true to its name, bearing the mark of the winds that buffet the Bethel Heights estate. The flavors are forward, pure purple plum and black cherry girded by a wind-bitten... Dark, youthful and vinous, this bracing pinot is true to its name, bearing the mark of the winds that buffet the Bethel Heights estate. The flavors are forward, pure purple plum and black cherry girded by a wind-bitten firmness that registers as mineral and deep. Decant for duck with cherry sauce. (2,930 cases)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Vintage 2012