JAMESSUCKLING.COM NOVEMBER 30th 2018, OREGON DISPLAYS COLLECTIVE GREATNESS
Chardonnay 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. Drink now
Pinot Noir Casteel 2016 – 95
A very complex and soulful impression on the nose with wild, spice-dusted red cherries and a sappy, blue-fruit edge. The palate has freshness with a succulent build of tannins that delivers a long and deeply juicy, focused finish. Drink or hold.
Chardonnay Estate 2016 – 94
Impressively complex and subtly flinty nose with yellow citrus fruit and peaches. The palate has a very fresh and refined shape and delivers concentrated and focused fruit. Drink now.
Pinot Noir Estate 2016 – 93
Attractive, sous-bois aromas with plenty of interest already in this complex, fresh pinot. The palate has a very strikingly fresh array of ripe red cherries and blood oranges with an attractive, grainy, long and supple finish. Drink or hold.