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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 , 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.