WINE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 2013

WINE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 2013

2011 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Justice Vineyard – 90

A lovely, open-textured style, offering black cherry and mineral flavors against soft tannins, lingering enticingly. Drink now through 2017. 143 cases made. –HS

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 19, 2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 19, 2013


Why Oregon Will Fondly Remember 2011” – Eric Asimov

The wine panel recently tasted 20 bottles of 2011 pinot noir from Oregon…People like me who love pinot noirs of finesse and restraint will adore the 2011 vintage. The best wines are clear, focused and vivacious.

2011 Bethel Heights […]

STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, JULY/AUGUST 2014

STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, JULY/AUGUST 2014

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Aeolian Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills – 92

Brilliant ruby. High-pitched, mineral-laced red and dark berry scents are complemented by notes of cola, anise and vanilla bean. Silky and open-knit on entry, offering sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that tighten up with […]

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, JUNE 2014

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, JUNE 2014

Bethel Heights 2011 Eola-Amity Hills Estate Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92

Vinous and concentrated, this has a tannic undergirding that seems a hallmark of the 2011 vintage. There’s nice polish to the texture, a vinous core supporting dried plum and black cherry scents, and a subtle earthiness […]

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JON BONNÉ, OCTOBER 31, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JON BONNÉ, OCTOBER 31, 2014

A dazzling dozen: The best of the 2012 Pinot Noirs, by Jon Bonné

2012 Bethel Heights Aeolian Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir ($42, 13.7%): Cousins Ben and Mimi Casteel are putting this stalwart property on an auspicious future track. Their Aeolian is a mix of vines about 15 […]

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JON BONNÉ, DECEMBER 5, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JON BONNÉ, DECEMBER 5, 2014

2012 Bethel Heights Chardonnay – “One of Oregon’s best Chardonnay examples…”

2012 Bethel Heights Estate Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay ($28, 13.5%): A property better known for its Pinot, but cousins Ben and Mimi Casteel have also put forward one of Oregon’s best Chardonnay examples, from plantings that include […]

WINE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 2014

WINE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 2014

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Flat Block – 95

Glass smooth and polished, brimming with boysenberry, plum, rhubarb pie and exotic spice flavors, coming together into a taut, medium-weight and expressive finish, persisiting impressively. Drink now through 2022. -H.S.

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir West Block – 94

Fleshy, open-textured and […]

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2015

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2015

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate – 92

Soft and appealing, with gentle blackberry and black plum flavors riding easily over polished tannins and lingering on the expressive finish.  The tannins are well-integrated, the flavors persistent.  Drink now through 2022.

FORBES.COM, MAY 2015

FORBES.COM, MAY 2015

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2013 Bethel Heights Casteel Chardonnay
One of the best New World Chardonnays I’ve ever drunk.  Lovely full Chard fruit not overwhelmed by too much oak, and set off by a fine citrus crispness that makes it super with food. This is a serious wine for thoughtful wine drinkers, and will be […]