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Adelsheim Breaking Ground Pinot Noir 2015

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Breaking Ground offers aromas of roasted spices, black raspberries, lilacs, dark loam, and bramble. Flavor follows with notes of cocoa nibs, toasted anise seed, and black cherry. Textures are rich and silky, with supple acidity. This wine has a lingering finish.

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JS 92
James Suckling

A beautiful pinot noir with aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, cream and lemons. Medium body, fine tannins and a soft-textured finish. Fresh and focused. 

WS 90
Wine Spectator
Young, deeply structured and still a bit rough around the edges, this offers plenty of tart blueberry, pomegranate and spicy anise flavors to keep things moving and focused. Best from 2019 through 2023.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Breaking Ground Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color, opening with a lovely nose of warm red cherries, currants, nutmeg and cardamom plus notes of dried leaves, Earl Grey tea and floral perfume. Light to medium-bodied, it offers pure red fruit flavors with plenty of spice, a light framing of tannin and refreshing acidity, finishing long.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits
Breaking Ground is Adelsheim’s Chehalem Mountain–focused line of wines. This pinot is lean and light, with scents of anise and a whiff of herbs on the red cherry fruit. It feels mouthwatering and direct, medium bodied and sinewy, with the tension and savor for quail.
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Adelsheim, Oregon
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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, he leads a current generation of passionate staff devoted to leading the industry in crafting consistently transcendent wines.

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Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.

The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.

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