WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECEMBER 2017

WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECEMBER 2017

Bethel Heights 2015 Justice Vineyard Chardonnay – 94
Almost decadently rich, this seduces with aromas of toasted hazelnuts, buttery stone fruits and sweet sliced pineapple. In perfect balance and drinking beautifully, it should remain at its peak through the mid-2020s.


Bethel Heights 2015 Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir – 94

Juicy dark-purple fruits hold the […]

WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECEMBER 2017 2017-11-13T19:04:36-07:00

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2017

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2017

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. […]

WINE SPECTATOR, FEBRUARY 2017 2017-07-12T04:13:54-07:00

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2017

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2017

2014 Bethel Heights West Block Pinot Noir – 94 “Cellar Selection”

The top drop from Bethel Heights in this vintage, this is a dark, dense evocation of Pinot Noir at its most authoritative and engaging. It’s a muscular mix of mulberry, blueberry and blue plum, with a dash of sassafras […]

WINE ENTHUSIAST, FEBRUARY 2017 2017-07-12T04:16:42-07:00

VINOUS, DECEMBER 2016

VINOUS, DECEMBER 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 93

Deep red. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark berries, patchouli and candied flowers; suave Asian spice and mineral nuances add urgency. Offers juicy, palate-staining black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors and sweet vanilla and mocha qualities that emerge steadily […]

VINOUS, DECEMBER 2016 2017-07-12T04:15:36-07:00

JAMES SUCKLING, NOVEMBER 2016

JAMES SUCKLING, NOVEMBER 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 93

Interesting aromas of blueberries, crush stones and dried strawberries follow through to full body, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious fruit. Drink or hold.

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Flat Block – 94

Very interesting aromas of rust, stones, rosemary and strawberries. Full-bodied and tight […]

JAMES SUCKLING, NOVEMBER 2016 2018-01-26T14:40:55-07:00

WINE SPECTATOR, AUGUST 2016

WINE SPECTATOR, AUGUST 2016

2014 Pinot Noir Estate – 92

Fresh and expressive, with depth to the plum, currant, floral and mineral flavors. Comes together seamlessly on the open-textured finish, leaving an echo of prickly tannins. -Harvey Steiman

WINE SPECTATOR, AUGUST 2016 2017-07-12T04:14:46-07:00

THE WINE ADVOCATE, JUNE 2016

THE WINE ADVOCATE, JUNE 2016

2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel – 94

The 2014 Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve is more of a location-orientated cuvée since 2008, coming from two parcels within the Bethel Heights vineyard. It has a crisp and very focused bouquet with dark plum, cranberry leaf and cold stone aromas that […]

THE WINE ADVOCATE, JUNE 2016 2017-07-12T04:10:48-07:00

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, JUNE 2016

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, JUNE 2016

Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Æolian 2014 – 95Aromatically pure, with currant, plum, chocolate, mineral and floral notes mingling effortlessly and continuing into a long and expressive mouthful of open-textured intensity and depth. Has terrific presence and length. Best from 2017 through 2024. From Oregon.—H.S. 625 […]

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER, JUNE 2016 2017-07-12T04:09:23-07:00

WINE & SPIRITS, APRIL 2016

WINE & SPIRITS, APRIL 2016

Bethel Heights 2013 Eola-Amity Hills Aeolian Pinot Noir – 92The initial impression this dark pinot makes is that of a savory depth, all spice and leather. With air, black cherry and a glint of raspberry emerge, framed by mineral tannins. It needs time to work […]

WINE & SPIRITS, APRIL 2016 2017-07-12T04:09:58-07:00

SAVEUR, FEBRUARY 2016

SAVEUR, FEBRUARY 2016

Saveur, February 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

SAVEUR, FEBRUARY 2016 2017-07-12T04:08:53-07:00