2006 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve

“A deliciously engaging Pinot Noir from Oregon. It comes from the Willamette Valley s Eola—Amity Hills, a region recently defined as an official American viticultural area (AVA). There’s much to distinguish these wines from others produced in the valley, but the key to their appeal is the cool maritime air that reaches these hills, even in the summer. That, plus the qualities of Oregon’s 06 vintage, explains this wine’s particularly fresh charm and long, subtle flavor. The result has been described as having the depth of the Oregon 99’s with the openness of the 03’s.”