Bethel Heights Æolian Pinot Noir is sourced primarily from our second-generation vines planted in the 90's in the most wind-affected sections of our vineyard. This is the epitome of our new generation Pinot noir; powerful, youthful, focused, and energetic.
Aromas of raspberry and black currant with subtle hints of rhubarb, sandalwood, clove, and black pepper. The wine finishes with bright acidity and fine-grained tannins.
Historically the Flat Block is the most graceful and aproachable of our single block wines in its youth, and 2014 proves to be no different. The deep red-fruited core of this wine is undeniable, but the texture and movement on the palate are the real stars. This wine should continue to improve with cellaring over the next 7-8 years.
Protected from the wind, basking in warmth, feasting on deep soil tipped into the pot from the rocky slopes above, the vines of The Cauldron are the pampered children of Bethel Heights. In return, they give us tender, juicy, exuberant wines.
There is a certain place on the lower west side of our vineyard where subtle fluctuations of cool and warm air currents flow through the vines. We feel them when we walk there in the summer, as if we were stepping into the sea, and we can taste them in this wine.
Perched on a rocky bench with only a slight skim of soil over bedrock, vines planted in The Shallows tind their foothold deep in the interstices between basalt boulders. Their tenacity yields wines of purity, subtlety and elegance.
Marrying volcanic topsoil with the ancient sea-floor beneath, our Justice Vineyard tells a captivating tale of two soils. The result is a taut, vibrating structure enveloped in ample, dark flesh.
2014 was a year when great wine could only be made in the vineyard, and this taut, expressive wine is no exception; a wonderful indicator of what's to come from this highly-anticipated vintage.
6060 Bethel Heights Road NW
Salem, Oregon 97304
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