Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate
ESTATE PINOT NOIR
This wine blends fruit from all the different sections of our Bethel Heights, Justice, and Lewman estate vineyards. It truly encompasses the entire breadth of expression at our estate, from the youthful exuberance of our youngest vines planted in 2002 to the brooding, earthy complexity of our old own- rooted vines that have been knitting themselves into our landscape for forty years.
WINEMAKER NOTES: The Pinot Noir Estate is always the best place to start when evaluating our success or shortcoming in any given vintage. It incorporates nearly all our estate vineyard in various amounts, and as such provides an honest evaluation of the year. The 2021 Estate Pinot Noir reflects the multifaceted nature of the vintage: the abundance of fruit from our early picks under sunny skies and the earthen complexity we found from our older vines picked in cooler October weather. Blending the Estate is often our most difficult task because it is our largest bottling each vintage, and thus includes both our successes and shortcomings. Thanks to diligent farming from our vineyard team, attention to detail, and a fantastic winemaking team for harvest, the 2021 Estate Pinot Noir contains only successes.