2012 Bethel Heights "Estate" Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Blanc
This estate-grown offering was a standout among several dozen tasted for a feature story. It's loaded with bright fruit flavors of grapefruit and pear, and even in the warm 2012 vintage, it maintains the grape's signature minerality, while moving gracefully into a detailed, focused finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Apple, sweet corn and fresh lime inform a cepage-typical performance from Bethel Heights' 2012 Pinot Blanc, which reveals faint smokiness and underlying stoniness on a palate at once subtly creamy and both brightly refreshing and invigorating, if not notably persistent. I suspect that this will be best enjoyed by 2015 but as I often have occasion to emphasize, this grape is capable of considerable longevity even in relatively simple incarnations.
This Pinot Blanc was fermented in stainless steel, with no oak aging. Oregon Certified Sustainable. Stelvin closure.