This Pinot Noir is fresh with a smooth palate of subtle tannins and savory notes of wild herb.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Bethel Heights Estate Vineyard
Location: Willamette, OR
Production: 400 cases
Notes of ripe cherry with a toasty complexity with wild herbs and bracken. This is really fresh with a savory thread. The palate has a smooth, sleek and polished feel with a seamless build of tannin that carries plenty of rich flavor into the defined and powerful finish. Drink or hold.
Fruit was hand sorted and destemmed without crushing. Barrel aged 15 months in French oak, 47% new barrels.
From fruit on the west side of the vineyard, the Casteel Pinot Noir is a blend of the best barrels from the Bethel Heights vineyard, selected to express the epitome of that particular vintage.