Bethel Heights Vineyard 2012 Estate Chardonnay – 90The aroma on this wine brings to mind warm apples in the sun, the fragrance touched by oak and finely integrated on the palate.  The salinity of its texture gives it energy, grip and precision, with enough detail to merit pairing with coq au vin blanc.

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Eola-Amity Hills – 94This has a dark resolve. Its red plum and floral scents, its focus and depth all gain with a day of air. But its texture is the marvel here, firm and muscular, with an acidity that gives the wine an almost propulsive quality. Decant it for leg of lamb.