Bethel Heights Æolian Eola - Amity Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2012

9.150 ratings on Delectable
$33.95

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, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Lynn Penner-Ash Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

Bright dark fruit, love the liveliness if the palette

Bright dark fruit, love the liveliness if the palette

9.2

Kai Wright

Lovely example of a fuller, bigger Pinot from Oregon, but still balanced and elegant. Intensely flavored layers of baked red fruit, really pleasing. Herbal notes on the end, medium body. Still, plenty of great examples of this kind of wine for much lower price.

Lovely example of a fuller, bigger Pinot from Oregon, but still balanced and elegant. Intensely flavored layers of baked red fruit, really pleasing. Herbal notes on the end, medium body. Still, plenty of great examples of this kind of wine for much lower price.

9.0

Jeff Cobb

This is one heck of a good step up from the Estate bottling. Ben Casteel chose the best of the Estate fruit to make this wine. Ripe, but quite balanced(trademark Bethel). Round fruits, well integrated oak and a finish that just won't quit.

This is one heck of a good step up from the Estate bottling. Ben Casteel chose the best of the Estate fruit to make this wine. Ripe, but quite balanced(trademark Bethel). Round fruits, well integrated oak and a finish that just won't quit.

9.2

Josh Luhn Delectable Pro

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

2012

2012

9.3

Scott Rowe Delectable Pro

So much yes!! Two nights in a row, two lip smacking Pinot's from Oregon. What it lacks in finesse it makes up with in your face flavour and aroma experience.

So much yes!! Two nights in a row, two lip smacking Pinot's from Oregon. What it lacks in finesse it makes up with in your face flavour and aroma experience.

9.4

Craig Haarmeyer Delectable Pro

Linear and fruity.

Linear and fruity.

8.8

Lynn Penner-Ash Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

Pretty juicy dark juicy fruit

Pretty juicy dark juicy fruit

9.2

Isaac Pirolo

Æolus was the Greek god of wind and the namesake for the Eola Hills. Founded in 1977 Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards planted in the Eola Hills. In 1984 the winery was built and the first estate wine was created. Their Æolian is sourced from their most wind-affected vines which were planted in the 90’s. Rich, but sleek black cherry, anise, and herbal tea are revealed, with subtle nuances of forest floor and vanilla. The purity of fruit and its debonair balance are what set this apart.

Æolus was the Greek god of wind and the namesake for the Eola Hills. Founded in 1977 Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards planted in the Eola Hills. In 1984 the winery was built and the first estate wine was created. Their Æolian is sourced from their most wind-affected vines which were planted in the 90’s. Rich, but sleek black cherry, anise, and herbal tea are revealed, with subtle nuances of forest floor and vanilla. The purity of fruit and its debonair balance are what set this apart.

9.3

Joseph Plant

Dark fruit. Bit of acid. Great.

Dark fruit. Bit of acid. Great.

9.3

Cole Hildebrand

Absolutely delicious. Darker than most pinots, but classic red fruit flavor. A nice smokiness on the nose. Really wonderful.

Absolutely delicious. Darker than most pinots, but classic red fruit flavor. A nice smokiness on the nose. Really wonderful.

9.5