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About Bethel Heights Vineyard
A family operation through and through, this Willamette Valley vineyard has been run by the Casteel—Dudley—Webb family conglomerate since 1977. It’s a testament to the possibilities of cooperation that 11, yes 11, family members are currently co-owners of the vineyard. There is also a profound respect for the environment here. Ted Casteel, one of the vineyard’s founders, also co-founded the Low Input Viticulture and Enology certification program for sustainable viticulture.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2008
($25; 30% new oak) Light yellow. Smoky pit fruits and poached pear on the nose, with a subtle vanilla quality mounting with air. Fresh and juicy, with pliant peach and yellow plum flavors given lift by dusty minerality. Finishes on a smoky note, with a gentle hint of iodine and excellent persistence.