Wine Enthusiast – October 2020


2017 Casteel Chardonnay – 94
This barrel-fermented reserve has a spicy mix of aromas, with hints of mint and menthol, along with cedar plank notes from the barrels. It needs aggressive decanting if you plan to drink it soon, so that those barrel flavors are fully integrated. But when put all together with […]

Wine Enthusiast – October 2020 2020-09-11T15:34:52-07:00

VINOUS, Oregon Outside the Pinot Noir Box, September 2020

VINOUS, September 2020

2016 Bethel Heights Chardonnay Casteel – 94
Light, bright yellow. Meyer lemon, pear and smoky minerals on the deeply perfumed nose, along with hints of jasmine, vanilla and candied ginger that emerge with air. Silky in texture and well-concentrated, offering palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors complemented by brioche, oyster shell and toasty lees […]

VINOUS, Oregon Outside the Pinot Noir Box, September 2020 2020-09-11T15:32:03-07:00
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