Adelsheim Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 95029
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • W&S93
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Winemaker's Notes

Adelsheim first used the name "Elizabeth's Reserve" in 1986 to designate the blend of the best barrels of Pinot Noir. For a dozen intervening vintages, it designated a single vineyard wine, but since 2000, "Elizabeth's Reserve" has again been a "best of winery" reserve – the best barrels from the best lots due to the coming of age of estate vineyards. With many lots, representing different soil types, clones, site climates, fermenter sizes, and barrel characteristics, winemaker Dave Paige must pull together those lots that best create a reserve-level wine, one that truly reflects the vintage and character of the north Willamette Valley.

The 2006 Elizabeth's Reserve offers aromas of bright red raspberries and ripe currants with hints of black cherry. Longer contemplation reveals nuances of the smoky cedar essence of lapsang souchong tea and dried rose petal. On the palate, the flavors mimic the aromas, leading again with raspberry. The wine's texture is exceptionally balanced with good upfront acidity, and a silky mouthfeel with soft tannins that linger to a strawberry cream finish.

Enjoy this wine when young, or allow it to age gracefully for five or up to ten years with proper storage conditions. It will pair beautifully with the Pinot noir classics – lamb, duck, grilled salmon, and aged cheeses.

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(9/28/2010)
Absolutely delicious. Ready to drink now. Soft, velvety, intense bouquet, low acid.
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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...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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