2006 Bethel Heights Casteel Reserve Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 747 cases, $60. 48% Bethel Heights W├Ądenswil block, 17% Bethel Heights clone 114, 10% Bethel Heights clone 777, and 25% Seven Springs Vineyard (last call!). 25% whole cluster, 5 day cold soak, both native and cultured yeast fermentation, racked once. Barrel aged 13 months in 50% new French oak. Unfiltered. · Dark red fruits and oak spice dominate the substantial aromas and flavors. The perky acidity and slippery tannins make the wine easy to drink and the long, long finish leaves a pleasant impression. Reviewed December 17, 2008

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
From article: Eola-Amity Hills