WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2011

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2011

2009 Bethel Heights Estate Chardonnay – 94 (Best Buy)

Clean, mineral and savory, this pleasingly green-tinged white has just a hint of celery leaf that lends complexity to a dark lees note.  The flavors remain on the savory side, the tone bright, lean and pure, with both the […]

THE WINE ADVOCATE, OCTOBER 2011

THE WINE ADVOCATE, OCTOBER 2011

2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – 88

($28) Bethel Heights’ 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is medium ruby red in color with a nose of dried herbs, spice box, and black cherry. Sweetly-fruited, supple-textured, and nicely proportioned, this medium-long effort is meant for […]

THE WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2012

THE WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2012

2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Chardonnay Estate Grown – 90

($25) Tangy and appealing for its tightly knit tangerine, pear and spice flavors, finishing with zip. Drink now through 2013.

2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve – 93

($60) Firm in texture up front, with a mineral cast to the dark […]

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, JOSH RAYNOLDS, JULY 2012

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, JOSH RAYNOLDS, JULY 2012

2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate Grown Eola-Amity Hills – 90

($32) Dark red. Dark berries, sassafras and anise on the fragrant nose. Plush, expansive black raspberry and cherry flavors pick up spiciness with air and show very good energy. The sweet, enetrating finish clings with spicy intensity.

2009 Bethel […]

THE WINE ADVOCATE, OCTOBER 2012

THE WINE ADVOCATE, OCTOBER 2012

2010 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve – 92

Combining fruit from several sweet spots on their property (and reflecting two Dijon clones and a bit of Wadenswil), the Bethel Heights 2010 Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve displays a delightfully juicy and flower-bedecked amalgam of red and black currant, elderberry and cherry, […]

THE WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2013

THE WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2013

2010 Bethel Heights Vineyard Chardonnay Estate Grown – 90Fresh and lively, showing citrusy tamarind accents around a racy core of green pear fruit. Should benefit from a year or two in the cellar. Drink now through 2015.

2010 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve – 94($60) Smooth, […]

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, APRIL 2013

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, APRIL 2013

Bethel Heights 2010 Eola-Amity Hills Casteel Reserve Pinot Noir – 94The wine marries place and vintage with effortless grace. Its generous dark cherry and plum scents flow into a seamless, to-the-rim fullness of flavor, grounded by a dark basalt minerality, which seems to give the wine energy […]

WINE ENTHUSIAST, OCTOBER 2013

WINE ENTHUSIAST, OCTOBER 2013

2012 Bethel Heights Estate Grown Pinot Blanc – 92

“This estate-grown offering was a standout among several dozen tasted for this article. It’s loaded with bright fruit flavors of grapefruit and pear, and even in the ripe 2012 vintage, it maintains the trademark minerality and a detailed, focused finish.”

PORTLAND MONTHLY, OCTOBER 2013

PORTLAND MONTHLY, OCTOBER 2013

2011 Bethel Heights Vineyard Casteel Pinot Noir – #1 Sure-Bet Splurge

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines

“Every year for a decade, the Casteel family has chosen a few barrels that best express the vintage to create their sought-after Casteel Reserve. The 2011 selection shows stunning balance with intense concentration, low alcohol, and vibrant […]