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Pinot Noir Southeast Block

The Southeast Block is a six-acre section of the Bethel Heights estate vineyard that consistently gives us wines of distinctive character. It was planted in 1979 on a south facing slope between 420 and 520 feet elevation. The red clay soil is volcanic in origin, three feet deep and well drained. The vines are 100% own-rooted Pommard clone. Historically the Southeast Block is the most reticent of our single block wines in its youth, and 2012 proves to be no different. Black fruit and forest floor dominate the aroma and palate, snappy acidity gives the wine dimension, and a dense core of fine grain tannin gives the wine structure for ageability. This wine should continue to improve with cellaring over the next 10-12 years.

 Producer Bethel Heights
 Region Eola-Amity Hills
 Country United States
 Varietals Pinot Noir
 Alcohol 13.6% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on November 30, 2015

Wine Spectator: “Fresh and vibrant, glowing with black plum, blackberry, cassis and minerally spice flavors on a plush frame. Open but not heavy, showing generous intensity on the long finish. Drink now through 2022.” H.S., 93 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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