Bethel Heights Vineyard – Casteel 2014 Estate Chardonnay – Eola-Amity Hills – Willamette Valley

Bethel Heights Vineyard – Casteel 2014 Estate Chardonnay – Eola-Amity Hills – Willamette Valley

The nose is fruity and offers a slight juiciness, a slight concentration as well as a racy minerality. It reveals notes of ripe lemon, zests and small touches of peach associated with subtle hints of kumquat as well as a subtle hint of exotic fruits and a very discreet toasted hint. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced and offers a beautiful acid frame, a beautiful construction, a small fat, a slight juiciness as well as a racy minerality. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of juicy yellow peach and juicy lemon associated with slight hints of kumquat, exotic fruits as well as a very discreet woody hint, butter and a very subtle hint of salin minerality. Good length and beautiful persistence. A beautiful wine!

Note (Score): 16.25/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/07

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Blanc sec (Dry white)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)