WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, JUNE 2014

Bethel Heights 2011 Eola-Amity Hills Estate Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92

Vinous and concentrated, this has a tannic undergirding that seems a hallmark of the 2011 vintage. There’s nice polish to the texture, a vinous core supporting dried plum and black cherry scents, and a subtle earthiness that suggests squab as a pairing.

Bethel Heights 2011 Eola-Amity Hills Estate Flat Block Pinot Noir – 91

Lean and taut, this wine’s scents of rye and lavender rise out of a core of dark cherry fruit. It’s lean, in keeping with the vintage, and could use a little time in the cellar for its elements to coalesce.

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