Bethel Heights Casteel Chardonnay 2014 750ml
SKU: 28895

Bethel Heights Casteel Chardonnay 2014

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Category White Wine
Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Bethel Heights
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
Our 2014 Casteel Chardonnay opens with aromas of preserved lemon, brioche, white pepper and fresh ginger. The palate is both graceful and energetic, displaying the tension of a wine that will age gracefully over the next 8 to 10 years. Our family name on this reserve Chardonnay is our license to choose our personal favorite lots from the vintage and give them the luxury of a long slow fermentation in barrique, yielding a wine of purity and freshness with outstanding structure and concentration. In 2014 the wine came from a single lot, our Bethel Heights Vineyard Dijon selection 76, planted 1994. It has served as the lone constant for this wine since 2011, providing outstanding purity and freshness.
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As befits a reserve-level wine, this is big, bold, rich and full-flavored. It amplifies the ripe apple and peach fruit, and slathers it in buttery caramel and sweet spice. Drink now through 2020.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2017
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The 2014 Chardonnay Casteel Reserve had just been bottled. It has a perfumed nose of white flowers and melted candle wax, very well defined with lime and frangipane aromas developing. The palate is well balanced with a crisp, citrus lemon and lime-driven opening. This feels spicier than the Justice Vineyard Chardonnay, gaining depth towards the finish that has a bit of fire in its belly. This is a very well-crafted Chardonnay that should age with style.

Neal Martin, June 29, 2016

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