2018 Chardonnay Casteel

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2018 Chardonnay Casteel
2018 Chardonnay Casteel
  • Fruit source: Winery block, Dijon76 selection 
  • - Harvest date: September 27, 2018 Grapes at harvest: Brix 22.1, pH 3.09, TA 8 gr/L
  • - Grapes at harvest: Brix 22.5, pH 3.23, TA 5.7 gr/liter
  • - Finished wine: Alcohol 13.1%, pH: 3.18, TA: 8 gr/L
  • - Barrel aged 13 months in French oak, 54% new barrels, and 3 months in stainless stee
  • - Cases produced: 181
  • - Bottled unfined February 10, 2020 


The 2018 Casteel Chardonnay is entirely from the block that rests immediately adjacent to the winery, planted in 1994. While it isn’t the oldest block of Chardonnay on our property, it has produced the most consistent quality for the past several years. Extended aging in both barrels and stainless steel combined with full malolactic fermentation provides a richness and creamy texture to balance out the high natural acidity of both our site and the 2018 vintage. This bottling has tremendous tension and poise and will benefit from decanting for early consumption or 5-7 years of cellaring


94 James Suckling

The nose here is fresh and chalky with a fresh, flinty edge to the sliced pears, apple pastry and white peaches. The palate has a fresh attitude with good focus on entry and a build of lemons and grapefruit with peaches and pears, then apple pie to close. The pick of the crop each vintage at Bethel Heights



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Volume750 ml
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