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 […]

EROBERTPARKER.COM, MARCH 2015 2017-07-12T04:04:53+00:00

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 […]

FORBES.COM, MAY 2015 2017-07-12T04:03:46+00:00

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.

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2015 2017-07-12T04:03:26+00:00

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, NOVEMBER 2014 2017-07-12T03:49:46+00:00

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 […]

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JON BONNÉ, DECEMBER 5, 2014 2017-07-12T03:48:13+00:00

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, OCTOBER 31, 2014 2017-07-12T03:49:04+00:00

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2014

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2014

Bethel Heights Vineyard 2012 Estate Chardonnay – 90The aroma on this wine brings to mind warm apples in the sun, the fragrance touched by oak and finely integrated on the palate.  The salinity of its texture gives it energy, grip and precision, with […]

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2014 2017-07-12T04:12:47+00:00

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 […]

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, JUNE 2014 2017-07-12T03:41:01+00:00

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 […]

STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, JULY/AUGUST 2014 2017-07-12T03:40:31+00:00

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 […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 19, 2013 2017-07-12T03:39:39+00:00