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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Adelsheim Pinot Noir (half-bottle) 1997
Adelsheim Pinot Noir (half-bottle) 1997
(search item no. 1633)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a rich, complex and incredibly fruity Pinot Noir (raspberries and black cherries, with a little black pepper). There is intense color and a long finish in the mouth, indicators that the wine will evolve nicely over the next 8 years or so. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 20% of them new.
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About Adelsheim:

Established in 1971, Adelsheim is a family-owned and operatedc 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 is "outstanding service" to the industry and has played a vital role in building the Oregon wine industry and establishing its reputation worldwide. Today, he leads a current generation of passionate staff devoted to leading the industry in crafting consistently transcendent wines.