WINE SPECTATOR, MAY 2018
2015 Pinot Noir Aeolian – 92
Well-knit and refined, with floral raspberry, crushed rock and spice flavors that build presence and richness on the finish. Drink now through 2023.—T.F.
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. […]
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
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
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, 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 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 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, […]
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 […]
THE WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, AUGUST 2011
2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate Grown – 92
($32) Light in texture and weight, but shows real presence with its strawberry and cherry fruit, with cinnamon and talcum overtones. Finishes with refinement and grace. Drink now through 2019.