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2021 Bethel Heights Casteel Pinot Noir

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February 25, 2024 - $61



99The Wine Advocate

...expressive and dynamic, offering surprising depth of flavor for its elegant frame. Medium ruby, it has layered scents of pomegranate, rhubarb and red cherry with accents of garrigue, aniseed, mossy bark and tea leaves...medium-bodied palate is highly concentrated, its deep well of fruit streaked with touches of iron-like mineral character...powerful yet finely grained tannins and bursts of mouthwatering acidity that call you in again for another sip on the very long finish.

94Wine Spectator

Capturing the essence of Eola-Amity, this Pinot is deeply structured yet supple and generous, with raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by wet stone, clove and other dusky spices. Finishes with broad-shouldered yet polished tannins.

94James Suckling

Attractive aromas of red plums and raspberries with pine bark, crushed rosemary, dark licorice and moist earth. Medium- to full-bodied, toned and persistent on the palate with firm tannins and bright acidity cutting through. Lively mix of red berries with cocoa and spicy herbs. Long and chocolaty.

93Wine Enthusiast

Its briary red-fruit aromas are shy, but they suggest a refreshing raspberry lime Rickey and dried cherries. Cherries mix with citra hops on the chalky textured palate as muscular tannins and bright acidity hold court.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.