94 Points from Wine Enthusiast
This estate-grown, barrel select reserve has a pleasing brambly character to the ripe berry fruit, along with scents and highlights of truffle and cola. It’s polished and ripe, though at lower finished alcohol than in past vintages. The balance and length, as with all of Ben Casteel’s wines, are superb.
94 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Casteel has a pale to medium ruby-purple color. The nose features aromas of crushed cranberries and raspberries, rhubarb, black cherries and blueberry hints with nuances of violets, autumn leaves, dusty earth and bergamot. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated and spicy with chocolate-textured tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, layered, energetic finish. This is approachable right now and is utterly delicious.
93 Points from Wine Spectator
Polished and finely structured, with elegantly expressive raspberry, black tea and stony mineral notes that build tension toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025.
Aromas of black cherry, pine resin, and black currants dominate, with hints of cooking chocolate and cinnamon in the background. Flavors of black berries and dark chocolate play over the sinewy, taut structure of this wine with its mineral laden acidity and fine-grained tannins.
SUSTAINABLY GROWN WINE
OUR COMMITMENT TO TOMORROW
When our family arrived at Bethel Heights in 1977 we found a flourishing ecosystem in place: healthy living soils, a stream running through a shady ravine fed by a pure clean spring, and a rich diversity of wildlife with which we try to live in peace. Above all else we seek to grow our grapes and make our wine without diminishing the vibrant life of this place.
Our vineyard is farmed on active hope for the future – the future of our farmland, and the future of all our children. We have farmed without herbicides since 2009. We work to build resilience in the landscape, stability in the watershed, and justice for the people who work the land.
Over the years we have joined forces with our neighbors and colleagues in collaborative efforts to promote sustainability in our landscape.
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