Adelsheim Breaking Ground Pinot Noir 2016, 375ml, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon

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, wtih supple acidity. This wine has a lingering finish. 100% Pinot Noir. The grapes were hand-harvested and destemmed into stainless steel tanks (around 5% were left as whole cluster) for 2-3 weeks of fermentation. Once fermentation was complete the grapes were gently pressed andsettled, then racked to barrel. Aged in French oak barrels, 25% new, 10 months.