Bethel Heights is a winery who's philosophy is of family and place. Bound together by the plants that connect the one to the other, and by the art that transforms that bond into wine, year after year, from one generation to the next, forging an enduring tradition, a timeless classic.
The Pinot Noir Estate is always the best place to start when evaluating quality of any given vintage. It incorporates nearly all their estate vineyard in various amounts, and as such provides an honest evaluation of the year.
This 2021 Estate Pinot Noir reflects the multifaceted nature of the vintage: the abundance of fruit from their early picks under sunny skies and the earthen complexity found from the older vines picked in cooler October weather. Blending the Estate is often their most difficult task because it is Bethel Height's largest bottling each vintage, and thus includes both the successes and shortcomings. Thanks to diligent farming practice from all of the vineyard team, the utmost attention to detail, and the knowledge of the winemaking team for harvest, the 2021 Estate Pinot Noir contains only successes.
2021 PINOT NOIR • ESTATE
Harvest dates: September 14 – October 12, 2021
Grapes at harvest: Brix 22.5-23.7, pH 3.15-3.35, TA 5.5-6.4 g/L
Finished wine: Alcohol 13.2%, pH 3.56, TA 5.7 g/L
Barrel aged 8 months in French oak, 24% new barrels
Cases produced: 5262
Bottled unfined on June 21, 2022
Sleek and handsomely structured, with expressive raspberry and red plum flavors laced with black tea, forest floor and hints of mineral, building tension toward medium-grained tannins.
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