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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2006
Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 92382)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $27.99

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
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
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"With its scents of oak and black cherry, this generous wine is lush and spicy. Its irresistible pillowy texture is enhanced by the pleasing, mild bitterness of the tannin. It has the heft for grilled salmon."
-Wines & Spirits

The intent Adelsheim brings to producing and blending the Willamette Valley Pinot noir is to unite the elements – especially the fresh fruit flavors – that typify Pinot noir in this region, albeit as tempered by the vagaries of the vintage. By blending the diverse flavors and textures of multiple vineyards, Winemaker Dave Paige produces a richly supple and focused Pinot noir.

This wine displays red fruit and dark cherry characters, both in the nose and on the palate. Wild cherry and juicy raspberry flavors intermingle with hints of spice.

Pair this fruit-forward, satin-textured beauty with salmon or ahi, veal or pork, poultry (think duck) and hearty vegetarian entrees.

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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.