Wine Enthusiast – October 2020

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

VINOUS, August 2020

VINOUS, August 2020

2018 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 95
Glistening ruby-red. Expansive aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, candied flowers, vanilla and baking spices; a smoky mineral flourish gains strength as the wine opens up. Coats the palate with appealing sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors that tighten up and become spicier […]

VINOUS, August 2020 2020-08-13T14:21:28-07:00

WINE ADVOCATE – April 2020

THE WINE ADVOCATE, APRIL 2020 – Erin Brooks

2017 Chardonnay The High Wire – 96+
The 2017 Chardonnay The High Wire is pure class! It takes its time to unwind, slowly revealing aromas of white peaches, red apples and pears, wafts of hay and button mushroom with nuances of elderflower and oyster shell. The medium-bodied palate is […]

WINE ADVOCATE – April 2020 2020-04-26T08:09:16-07:00

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – FEBRUARY 2020

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – FEBRUARY 2020

CHARDONNAY HIGH WIRE 2018  -96

A fresh, flinty and chalky edge with lemon pith, grapefruit and wet stones. Fresh melon, white peaches and pears, too. The palate has a very composed feel with assertively fresh acidity, underscoring quite pure lemons. Fresh hazelnuts to close. Exceptional focus and tension here. This is a parcel […]

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – FEBRUARY 2020 2020-04-25T12:03:40-07:00

Wine Spectator Insider, October 2019

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER OCTOBER 2019

Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Aeolian 2017 – 94pts

Shows grace and presence, with compelling and complex raspberry, dusky spice and orange tea flavors that build richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026.—T.F.

Wine Spectator Insider, October 2019 2020-02-20T20:52:05-08:00

Wine & Spirits October 2019

WINE & SPIRITS OCTOBER 2019

2017 Eola-Amity Hills Estate Chardonnay92pts, Best Buy. Oak imprints this wine with a nutty, caramel scent, which gives way after a day to ethereal flavors of green apple and lime, salty and lifted. The texture is firm, richer than expected, infused with a pannacotta creaminess. – P.J.C

2017 Eola-Amity Hills Justice Vineyard […]

Wine & Spirits October 2019 2019-09-13T11:41:16-07:00

JAMESSUCKLING.COM JULY 2019 – NICK STOCK

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – NICK STOCK JULY 2019

2017 Pinot Noir Casteel – 95
A beautifully composed wine from the outset, offering ripe dark cherries, swathed in assertively toasty complexity with wild herbs and bracken. This is really fresh with a handsomely savory thread. The palate has a smooth, sleek and polished feel with a seamless build of tannin […]

JAMESSUCKLING.COM JULY 2019 – NICK STOCK 2019-07-03T12:51:09-07:00

VINOUS JUNE 2019

VINOUS JUNE 2019

2016 Pinot Noir Southeast Block94

Limpid ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, candied rose, vanilla and Asian spices, and a bright mineral overtone gains strength with air. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering alluringly sweet,mineral-laced raspberry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Delivers a […]

VINOUS JUNE 2019 2019-06-14T12:41:38-07:00

JAMESSUCKLING.COM, NOVEMBER 30th 2018

JAMESSUCKLING.COM NOVEMBER 30th 2018, OREGON DISPLAYS COLLECTIVE GREATNESS

Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills Casteel 2016- 96

Very complex and sophisticated, flinty, reductive notes that play into fresh and vibrant, yellow citrus fruit. The palate has a very assertive, long and detailed core of fresh citrus flavors and a wealth of mouthwatering acidity driving the long finish. Exciting chardonnay. […]

JAMESSUCKLING.COM, NOVEMBER 30th 2018 2018-11-30T12:06:56-08:00
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