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Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard

Aromas of fresh raspberries, black pepper, and vanilla with subtle notes of banana, and star anise. The palate features black cherries and cassis, with hints of yellow plum and cola as the wine warms in the mouth. The palate is expansive and quite concentrated, with well-integrated acidity and subtle, mouth coating tannins. The 2011 Carter Vineyard is more than a match for grilled meat, with vibrant and balanced acidity and tannins. Notes of fennel and anise are set off nicely by the wine’s structure. A grand food match would be a thick steak, grilled and flavoured with baby arugula leaves and parmigiano shavings

 Producer Bethel Heights
 Region Eola-Amity Hills
 Country United States
 Varietals Pinot Noir
 Alcohol 12.7% alc/vol
 Vintage 2011

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on November 30, 2015

The Wine Advocate: “Sage, saliva-drawing charred meat, dark cherry, blackberry and chard are the prominent components that make Bethel Heights 2011 Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard pungently, piquantly, and mouthwateringly impressive, as well as surprisingly complete and complex considering it originates with a single Dijon clone (#115). Firm but polished in feel and palpably extract-rich, it finishes with almost startling grip. W have here a dense ball of energy that should be worth following through at least 2022.” 91 pts

About the Producer

Bethel Heights

Bethel Heights

Salem, Oregon, United States Salem, Oregon, United States

United by their interest in wine, in 1977 Ted Casteel, Pat Dudley, Terry Casteel, and Marilyn Webb, together with Pat's sister Barbara Dudley, abandoned the academic life and bought 75 promising-looking acres northwest of Salem, with 14 acres of newly planted cuttings in the ground.  They moved to the...

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