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    Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    • W&S93
    • RP91
    Price: $32.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Light & Fruity

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.3%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105246

    Winemaker's Notes:

    With its broad array of origins and clones, this wine displays both red and black fruit aromas (cherries and raspberries), on the nose and the palate. In addition, one finds a light touch of brown spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice). True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with satiny, polished tannins showing in the finish. Pair it with salmon or ahi, veal or pork, poultry (think duck) or beef, or hearty vegetarian entrees.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A little attenuated at first, this wine--its alcohol just north of 13 percent--quickly brightens with air, developing a cherry bouquet with a hint of briar and herb. Cherry flavors drive the palate as well, along wiht minerality that keeps the wine racy racy and pure. It will be slow to develop in the cellar, but eventually will knit with something delicate, like roast quail with wild mushrooms.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    There are 10,000 cases of the entry-level 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (70% from estate vineyards and 30% purchased) which was aged in 20% new oak for 10 months. Medium ruby red with a charming perfume of cedar, spice box, cherry, and raspberry, on the palate it is medium-bodied, elegant, and densely packed with savory fruit. It conceals enough ripe tannin to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. It will offer considerable pleasure over the next 6-8 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Smooth and velvety, this is light on its feet, glowing with red cherry and raspberry flavors, with a hint of mint in the background. Lingers easily on the refreshing finish. Drink now through 2013.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    ORwino (12/26/2010)
    I would rate this 3 1/2 stars. It is a very lights and fruit forward pinot noir. I would recommend letting the wine stand for a while. You can really taste the difference. I bought this bottle for $23 locally. It was a great deal!
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    mconfes (10/16/2010)
    Found at Binny's for $23 which makes me feel even better about this tasting. Definitely on the lighter side with an initial sweetness just like the label says. Slight licorice, coffee and of course cherry. Very easy to drink and a good quality Pinot. Still need a little more body and harmony for my taste. Definitely worth a try though if you like lighter, fruity Pinots.
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    Alma Leon Reveles (4/11/2011)
    I had this on Saturday night and had really high expectations for it, always a bad idea right? Just as risky, I paid $15 bucks for a glass, knowing full well it retails for 30 bucks. Needless to say, I'd gladly pay $15 again if I see it on a wine list. Here why: true to the vintage this was a GREAT wine, amazing juiciness, matched by pitch perfect acidity and the most elegant tannins around at any price point. Gorgeous color, the prettiest darn thing. Cherries and spices against cedar. WOW. More please.
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    Lorn (4/20/2011)
    Not what I had hoped for. Perhaps the wine is still too young.
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    Karl Biesemier (2/25/2012)
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    Daniel81084 (3/31/2011)

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