Scale the Heights

By / Food / December 31st, 2012 / 1

There are lots of reasons why the holiday season is one of the most fabulous times of the year. One of those reasons is the fact that I get to try so many different drinks that I might not otherwise get the chance to try. The 2009 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir was one such stroke of luck. It was sitting in the “Last Chance” bin of one of my local LCBO stores. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to give it a try. That, I’d have to say, was definitely one of my better decisions.

Just because it was nearly sold out at one liquor store doesn’t necessarily mean it will be at others. Ask for it, so you can try it for yourself.

2009 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir, Oregon  ($29.95)

Appearance – beautiful bright ruby/garnet red

Bouquet – fresh red berries with a touch of herbs (thyme really jumps out)

Flavour – cherry and raspberry with a light zing of cranberry on the back end.  Nice finish on the palate.

At almost $30, this wine is a good quaffer. Quite suitable on its own, I paired it with pan fried quails and a side of pasta in an aromatic tomato sauce. Very nice, indeed.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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