EROBERTPARKER.COM, MARCH 2015

EROBERTPARKER.COM, MARCH 2015

Bethel Heights Vineyard is one of the most coveted wineries in Oregon with a long track record of producing Pinot Noir from the top drawer.  Established back in 1977, the winery was and still is, a family affair. Originally founded by brothers Ted and Terry Casteel and their wives, Bethel Heights […]

WORLD OF FINE WINE

WORLD OF FINE WINE

Issue 49 | Oct. 2015

Bruce Schoenfeld tells the inspiring story of the Casteel family, who, at a critical crossroads in Oregon’s development as a wine region, have bravely struck out on a radical route whose successful end will be survival on their own principled terms.

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WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2016

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2016

Bethel Heights 2013 Casteel Pinot Noir – 92

A barrel by barrel selection results in this reserve-level cuvée. Round, forward, spicy and toasty, it’s a solid, almost chunky style with bold black-cherry fruit. Barrel aging brings up highlights of coffee and toast. Think duck confit with this bottle, […]

FORBES, FEBRUARY 2016

FORBES, FEBRUARY 2016

Oregon Pinot Noir and Boeuf Bourgignon

“The Estate Pinot is their entry level wine yet still, after six years aging, is only just approaching maturity. A tribute to seriously ambitious, and accomplished, winemaking.” -Nick Passmore

WINE ENTHUSIAST, AUGUST 2016

WINE ENTHUSIAST, AUGUST 2016

Bethel Heights 2014 Casteel Pinot Noir – 94
This is the winery’s reserve-level cuvée. It’s bright and high-toned, offering woody notes around lush cherry and mocha flavors. Delicious already, though more bottle age should further pull the barrel flavors into proper balance. Toasted marshmallow and caramel latté highlights adorn […]

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2016

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2016

2013 Bethel Heights Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills – 90

Fresh and lively, this lighter style offers tension to the pear, citrus and mineral flavors that persist into a focused and expressive finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,084 cases made. –HS

SAVEUR, FEBRUARY 2016

SAVEUR, FEBRUARY 2016

Saveur, February 2016

“GOOD-WITH- EVERYTHING RED, Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate 2012. This polished pinot adds a touch of class to everything from burgers to fish. Made by the second generation of one of Oregon’s pioneering wine families.” -Bruce Schoenfeld

WINE & SPIRITS, APRIL 2016

WINE & SPIRITS, APRIL 2016

Bethel Heights 2013 Eola-Amity Hills Aeolian Pinot Noir – 92The initial impression this dark pinot makes is that of a savory depth, all spice and leather. With air, black cherry and a glint of raspberry emerge, framed by mineral tannins. It needs time to work […]

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, JUNE 2016

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, JUNE 2016

Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Æolian 2014 – 95Aromatically pure, with currant, plum, chocolate, mineral and floral notes mingling effortlessly and continuing into a long and expressive mouthful of open-textured intensity and depth. Has terrific presence and length. Best from 2017 through 2024. From Oregon.—H.S. 625 […]

THE WINE ADVOCATE, JUNE 2016

THE WINE ADVOCATE, JUNE 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 94

The 2014 Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve is more of a location-orientated cuvée since 2008, coming from two parcels within the Bethel Heights vineyard. It has a crisp and very focused bouquet with dark plum, cranberry leaf and cold stone aromas that […]