2015 Chardonnay

Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, OR

  • Producer

    Bethel Heights

  • What we love

    Founded in 1977 and managed by second generation winemaker Ben Casteel. Gnarly old vines, geologically complex hillside soils, and direct impact from howling winds all conspire to create highly energized wines. Medium-bodied with a lovely creamy texture, it fills the mouth with apple pie, yellow citrus fruits, peaches, mangoes, and accents of pretty barrel toast. Rich yet balanced, this wine stands up nicely to wines that cost three times as much.

$32.00
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About this Wine

Bethel Heights’ Estate Chardonnay is one to stockpile at home. It’s the kind of wine that will delight any guest – novice and enthusiasts alike. Need a wine to bring to a dinner party or to gift to a friend? Consider your shopping done!

Made with certified sustainably grown grapes from six blocks of Chardonnay planted between 1977 and 2001 in various sites around Bethel Heights' estate vineyards. Just 892 cases made.

93 points, Wine Enthusiast

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.3% | pH: 3.25
  • Aging: The new wine was aged on the lees with complete malolactic fermentation and bottled after 10 months in French oak (15% new)
  • Drink now through 2025

Ben Casteel

Owner + Winemaker


Established by two families in 1977, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola-Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Brothers Ted Casteel and Terry Casteel and their partners, Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb, abandoned academia and together planted fifty acres of own-rooted heritage selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Now forty years old, these original vines are still going strong and producing some of the finest wines in Oregon.

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