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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 […]

WINE SPECTATOR, AUGUST 2016

WINE SPECTATOR, AUGUST 2016

2014 Pinot Noir Estate – 92

Fresh and expressive, with depth to the plum, currant, floral and mineral flavors. Comes together seamlessly on the open-textured finish, leaving an echo of prickly tannins. -Harvey Steiman

JAMES SUCKLING, NOVEMBER 2016

JAMES SUCKLING, NOVEMBER 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 93

Interesting aromas of blueberries, crush stones and dried strawberries follow through to full body, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious fruit. Drink or hold.

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Flat Block – 94

Very interesting aromas of rust, stones, rosemary and strawberries. Full-bodied and tight […]

VINOUS, DECEMBER 2016

VINOUS, DECEMBER 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 93

Deep red. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark berries, patchouli and candied flowers; suave Asian spice and mineral nuances add urgency. Offers juicy, palate-staining black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors and sweet vanilla and mocha qualities that emerge steadily […]

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2017

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2017

2014 Bethel Heights West Block Pinot Noir – 94 “Cellar Selection”

The top drop from Bethel Heights in this vintage, this is a dark, dense evocation of Pinot Noir at its most authoritative and engaging. It’s a muscular mix of mulberry, blueberry and blue plum, with a dash of sassafras […]

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2017

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2017

A Pioneer Reaches the Pinnacle in Oregon

Bethel Heights Vineyard grows its grapes on 103 acres in the Eola- Amity Hills AVA, a windy area just north of Salem, the state capital. The family-owned winery is an Oregon pioneer, founded in 1977, and all its wines are produced from estate-owned vineyards. […]