2006 Bethel Heights Vineyard Casteel Reserve Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., $60. From a LIVE and Salmon Safe vineyard (see feature on sustainability in this issue). · A beautiful wine of great style and sensuality. Demure scents of Bing cherry, black raspberry, baking spice and forest floor. Long and smooth flavors duplicate the aromas with an appealing earthiness. Full in the mouth showing a deft use of oak and finishing with a dusting of finegrained tannin. Balanced, gorgeous and pure. Give this wine another year for a hair-raising experience. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Bethel Heights Vineyard
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