Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2017
6 Bottle Mix $22.49 / 12 Bottle Mix $19.99
90 points - Wine Advocate
From vines planted in the 1990s, the 2017 Pinot Gris features aromas of Red Delicious apples, baked pear, nutty touches and faint white spring blossoms. Light to medium-bodied, it's very crisp and refreshing in the mouth with wonderful apple flesh notes, finishing with just a touch of texture and lovely floral hints. 500 cases produced.
We’ve grown our estate vineyards gradually for more than thirty-five years, from the original 14 acres planted in 1977 to just over 100 acres in 2014. Three-fourths of our plantings are Pinot noir, with Chardonnay expanding as our primary white variety.
Our Legacy Blocks of own-rooted vines, planted between 1977 and 1979 before the advent of phylloxera in Oregon, include 23 acres of Pinot noir (Pommard and Wädenswil clones), and 4.5 acres of Wente clone Chardonnay – all still healthy and producing fascinating wines. Later plantings from the ‘90s and beyond include many of the new “Dijon clones” of Pinot noir and Chardonnay, all on phylloxera-resistant rootstock.
Bethel Heights is one of the oldest vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills, an independent hill chain in the center of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. - Bethel Heights Winemakers
#17584 Case: 750ML / 12