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Decanter August 15, 2023
2021 Chardonnay Casteel
“2021 Willamette Valley white wine of the vintage”
97 A gorgeous Chardonnay from estates vines planted in 1977 and 1994. This is a showy wine that retains its elegance while flirting with opulence. Lemon cream, nutmeg and petrichor announce the aromatics alongside a touch of ginger. The palate is impressive. Smoky […]
WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER – February 2023
Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Aeolian 2021
94 points | $50 | 594 cases made | Red
A handsome red, polished and refined in structure, offering a fresh burst of raspberry, fresh violet and cinnamon spice flavors that build richness toward
supple tannins. Drink now through 2032. —T.F.
Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Justice Vineyard
93 points […]
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FREEDOM HILL VINEYARD
Bethel Heights was declared Best Oregon Winery 2017 at the Robert Parker Wine Advocate Extraordinary Winery Award ceremony in New York on October 30, 2017. “Each year our review team travels the entire wine world seeking out wine greatness first-hand,” explained Robert Parker Wine Advocate Editor-in- Chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW. “The annual Extraordinary Winery Awards recognizes those wineries that we believe sit qualitatively above all others each year within the greatest wine regions of the world.”
Wine Spectator, Feb 28, 2017
BETHEL HEIGHTS 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. Cousins and co-owners Ben and Mimi Casteel represent the second generation of the winery's founding Casteel, Dudley and Webb families. Ben, the winemaker, pursues a light and delicate style, decidedly old-school, putting the emphasis on fruit flavors and intensity and delivering a marvelous sense of weightlessness in the wines.
"Oregon Pinot Noir And Boeuf Bourgignon -- A Marriage Made In Heaven" Forbes Magazine, Feb. 27, 2016 “The Estate Pinot is their entry level wine yet still, after six years aging, is only just approaching maturity. A tribute to seriously ambitious, and accomplished, winemaking.” (Nick Passmore) Read the full article, which will have your mouth watering.
Saveur, February 18, 2016. “GOOD-WITH-EVERYTHING RED, Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate 2012. This polished pinot adds a touch of class to everything from burgers to fish. Made by the second generation of one of Oregon's pioneering wine families.” (Bruce Schoenfeld) A touch of class to everything...we like that! Read the full article here.