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Established in 1971, Adelsheim is a family-owned and operated winery with estate vineyards located in Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. Over the past 41 years, the Adelsheim Vineyard estate has grown to include twelve exception vineyard sites throughout the Valley, totaling 237 acres. Company co-founder David Adelsheim has done work throughout the years to benefit both the Oregon and American wine industries: grape and wine research, wine labeling, industry education, and promotion. He is recognized for his "outstanding service" to the industry and has played a vital role in building the Oregon wine industry and establishing its reputation worldwide. Today, together with Winemaker David Paige who has been with Adelsheim since 2001, he leads a current generation of passionate staff devoted to leading the industry in crafting consistently transcendent wines.
With its broad array of origins and clones, this wine displays aromas of cocoa, pomegranate and raspberry on the nose and the palate as well as a light touch of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with seamlessly integrated, silky, polished tannins.
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine." -Robert Parker
Antiquum Farm is unusual in its ability to ripen lush fully mature deep dark fruit, and yet retain abundant natural acidity, given its high elevation vineyard: formerly Old School Vineyards, winemaker Stephen Hagen bought the property in 1999 and planted about 21 acres of wine grapes. Their 800 feet elevation is considered the viable elevation limit for growing Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Diurnal variation is extreme which tends to allow the grapes to hold onto acidity. The soil is uniquely bellpine, a silty clay loam over sandstone parent material. It is the most depleted of all classified vineyard soil types in Oregon.
This vineyard produces grapes with loads of fine-grained fruit-driven tannin. Generous treatments of French oak (40% in the Juel) never overwhelm the unique attributes of this site. There is a vibrant tension between shining acidity and opulent depth of fruit. Deep bramble and confectionary fruit are offset by singing tropical notes, rose and hints of lavender and violet. Background notes of aged balsamic, tobacco and blood orange are present, too.
Dollar for dollar, this is simply the richest Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Ayres estate fruit partners with fruit from Yamhill-Carlton AVA to achieve instantly welcoming flavors of cherries and baking spices. This is ready to drink tonight to enjoy the abundant fruit profile or, save this to drink 8 - 10 years from tonight and you will think it is one of our bolder estate wines!
This wine leads with a bouquet of red fruits and cherry blossom aromas. The silky palate is layered with notes of cherry, hibiscus, mandarin peel and a faint coppery counterpoint to the fruit. In addition, one might find a hint of dark plum. The finish is fine-boned and harmonious.
Banshee Wines was founded by three friends Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf from the Midwest and East Coast who shared a passion for wine and a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. In 2009, they pooled their money together to make the 1st vintage of Banshee Wines Pinot Noir, and they've been doing it ever since.
Block Nine produces only Pinot Noir, led by winemaker Larry Levin.
After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyard. He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. He previously was head of winemaking at Franciscan, Mt. Veeder, Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ravenswood, and Quintessa brands.
The 2016 Block Nine Pinot is beautifully long and rich in ripe cherry and berry flavors. The aromas exhibit generous bright fruit with a mix of strawberry, violets, plum, tea, and a hint of clove. Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body, this wine is seductive showing wild cherries and a hint of sandalwood to complete its complex finish.
This bottling is comprised of 100% estate pinot noir from three vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado and Acin all contribute to the wine which exhibits a drive, richness and pedigree expressive of the special growing area coupled with the purity of fruit and firm structure which has been the trademark of Brewer – Clifton. The 2015 vintage shows aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. On the palate, the wine delivers flavors of dried fig, white truffle, ripe cherry with a savory texture of rooibos tea.
This is Greg Brewer's appellation blend rather than his single-vineyard expressions, but it's still incredibly dynamic and delicious. A fresh and fruity strawberry-slushie aroma is met with notes of crushed slate and star anise-spiced cookies on the nose. The palate is bright in flavors of slightly tart cherries and ripe cranberries, but then come juniper and pine needle on the midpalate. Acidity pumps into the pomegranate and menthol finish.
The grapes are sourced from from five different Pinot Noir clones. Blue and black fruit, black cherry, hints of rose petal, and subtle spice notes. The palate is defined by lush blue and black fruit with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
The 2014 Pinot Noir Donum Vineyard is a gorgeously elegant, perfumed and floral Pinot Noir that sports a vibrant, translucent purple color as well as medium-bodied richness, a silky, lively texture, integrated acidity and terrific complexity in its violets, exotic spice, peppery herbs and black cherry/framboise aromas and flavors. From a cooler site that's closer to the bay, in Sonoma County, it saw a small portion of whole clusters during fermentation and was aged in three French oak barrels. Drink this elegant and impeccably balanced Pinot Noir anytime over the coming decade or more.
In order to fully enjoy and truly experience this complex Carneros Pinot Noir, it is suggested that you decant first, and then allow it to evolve in your glass. The fruit is sourced from the oldest vines at The Donum Vineyard: The West Slope. These stately vines provide grapes that alchemize into concentrated, seductive silky tannins, intense aromatics an a full promise of complexity.
Bright ruby in the glass, this California Pinot Noir opens with aromas of dark cherry and strawberry with a touch of delicate baking spice. Bright and lifted flavors of strawberry pie and a hint of brown sugar lead to a soft, round mouthfeel with medium body and a long, juicy finish.
"This too is quite restrained with almost exclusively red berry fruit and intense floral aromas that are high-toned and pure while complementing the supple, textured, dusty and extremely precise flavors that exude a quiet power on the brooding and linear finish that delivers outstanding length. This will require every bit of a decade to resolve the very firm structure. This is less elegant than the 1er but more powerful and the distinguishing character of the '06 Bonnes Mares is the serenity that it projects. I thought that it would be good but this knocks on the door of being genuinely great." -Burghound
" Mint, concentrated red and black fruits, smoked meat, and black pepper pungently scent the De Vogue 2006 Bonnes Mares. These migrate with almost implosive intensity to a palate lushly textured though finely tannic and almost implacably dense yet shot through with electric energy. Here are both the caressing and invigorating aspects at once present in so many of the best 2006s, each accentuated. Like so many young wines of its appellation, this is relatively backward and slightly unruly, but the longer the wine takes on air the more both its senses of richness and energy are enhanced." -Wine Advocate
"Francois Millet thinks that there is considerable latent structure as well as aging potential in all of the De Vogue 2006s, and with the 2006 Musigny Vieilles Vignes both are evident. Diverse jellied berries, citrus oils, and floral perfumes indeed seductively fill the nose, and then flood a seamlessly refined palate. At the same time, a sense of chalky and saline minerality as well as marrowy meatiness mount into the finish, taking on further prominence as the wine opens to the air. On the one hand you feel as though you are watching the wafting of clouds of fruit and perfume; on the other the motion of tectonic plates beneath your palate. This superb Musigny is going to be a great source of metaphors over the next 15 or more years, and one could do worse than start with the familiar iron fist wrapped in velvet, because it fits this wine like a glove."- Wine Advocate
"The 2013 La Tâche Grand Cru was picked from the afternoon of October 7 and over the next two days at 18 hectoliters per hectare. It has a heavenly nose with exquisite mineral-rich red cherry, wild strawberry, blood orange and subtle woodland, damp autumn leaf and moss aromas that are extraordinarily complex. It seems to gain vigor and intensity with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a slightly suppler La Tâche compared to recent years, a wine with an athleticism. There is nothing wasted or superfluous here, a honed La Tâche that is all about tensile structure matched by perfect acidity and an incredibly complex, kaleidoscopic finish that seems so mercurial in the glass, initially offering red fruit then changing its mind and revealing darker and more tertiary notes. In a word: awesome. Production is 1,023 cases. Tasted February 2016. (NM)" -Wine Advocate
"Bright, dark red. Precise but discreet aromas of raspberry, noble herbs, smoky minerality and spices. Hugely rich and spherical in the mouth but also shows outstanding lift and saline soil complexity to the extremely concentrated flavors of raspberry, strawberry and flowers. Delivers a compelling combination of sweet and savory elements and finishes with noble, seamless tannins and great energy and spicy lift. An obvious knockout but much more reticent today than the Richebourg."- Vinous