THE WINE SPECTATOR, DECEMBER 31, 2009

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Blanc Eola-Amity Hills – 90

($16) Bright and jazzy, offering a lovely mouthful of peach-accented grapefruit and pear flavors, lingering exuberantly. Drink now. 626 cases made.

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Justice Vineyard – 90

($50) Bright and lively, displaying an earthy note that runs through the fresh currant and plum fruit, remaining jazzy on the finish. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 194 cases made.

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Flat Block – 92

($50) Lithe in structure, with dark berry and floral flavors that point through the fine tannins into the long, supple finish. This has power without weight, finishing with grace. Drink now through 2018. 202 cases made.

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – 90

($28) There’s some density to the cherry and red berry flavors in this jazzy red, which picks up spice and coffee notes as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2018. 1,433 cases made.

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve – 92

($60) This focused red shows a lively balance to the open-textured cherry, plum and cinnamon flavors, pointing into a juicy, expressive finish that’s wrapped in fine tannins. Best from 2012 through 2018. 619 cases made.

2008 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Southeast Block – 91

Light on its feet, with hints of orange peel to the berry and mineral flavors, finishing with finesse. Best from 2012 through 2018. 220 cases made.

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