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“One of the best New World Chardonnays I’ve ever drunk.”
Pretty much the best thing we could hear about our 2013 Casteel Chardonnay! Our family name on this wine was our license to choose […]
We just learned that our 2012’s received some AMAZING scores from Wine Spectator.
95 – ’12 Flat Block Pinot Noir
94 – ’12 Illahe Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 – ’12 West Block Pinot Noir
The new wines have just gone into barrel at this point, so sweeping pronouncements about the vintage would certainly be premature. Here are some […]
We want to share some exciting news with you: Bethel Heights has been named one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine!
“Our blind tasting […]
THE WINE SPECTATOR, SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
2005 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Flat Block Reserve – 91
Supple and graceful. Shows real presence, with creamy cherry and huckleberry flavors, finishing on a creamy note. Lingers artfully against refreshing acidity.
2005 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir West Block Reserve – 91
Smooth, velvety and graceful, artfully layering the cherry, plum, toast […]
EROBERTPARKER.COM #173, JAY MILLER, OCTOBER 2007
2005 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve – 92
My favorite of the Bethel Heights Pinots is the 2005 Pinot Noir Estate Casteel Reserve (named after the founder of the winery). It is a blend of the estate s old vines and is the most perfumed and complex aromatically. […]
VINTRUST’S SOMM SELECTIONS, SPRING 2008
2004 Bethel Heights Vineyard Chardonnay Estate Grown – 94
- 15 Aroma: pear, green apple, lime
- 13 Flavor: ripe pear, lime, lemon, vanilla spice
- 14 Structure: lovely round texture, very bright acid
- 14 Length: long finish of pear skin, mineral
- 38 Balance: rich and refreshing
The [Chardonnay] wines using the Dijon clones […]
WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, APRIL 2008
2006 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate Grown – 92
A wine that glows blue, offering aromas of wild berries and plums. Its flavors are dark and generous, a black cherry tartness that starts out lithe and silky and gathers intensity through a long, complex finish. A fresh and stylish […]
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, STEPHEN TANZER, APRIL 2008
2005 Bethel Heights Estate Chardonnay – 90
Light gold color. Leesy pear, melon and peach aromas are complicated by smoky oak spices and anise. Rich and supple, offedring powerful orchard fruit flavors and suave spiciness. This complex wine gains weight on the finish but […]