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2011 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve Eola Amity Hills

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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.

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2011 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve Eola Amity Hills

Producer: Bethel Heights Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

Bright ruby-red.  Pungent cherry pit and blackberry aromas are lifted by notes of allspice, fresh flowers and smoky minerals.  Shows good clarity and a tangy edge to its dark fruit flavors.  Becomes spicier with air and finishes focused, juicy and long, with sneaky tannins adding grip.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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