Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2017, 375ml, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The first vintage of this Pinot Noir was in 1979. The objective in producing this wine has always been a classic, intense and elegant wine. By blending the diverse flavors and textures of multiple vineyards, clones and elevations, Adelsheim produces a richly supple and focused wine that typifies what Pinot Noir can achieve each vintage in the northern Willamette Valley. After hand-harvesting, the grapes were gently de-stemmed into open-top fermenters, followed by a 4-6 day cold soak for greater flavor and color extraction. The grapes were then punched down 2 or 3 times per day during their 7-day fermentation. After pressing, the wine was transferred into traditional small French oak barrels (20% new) where it was aged for approximately 10 months. “With its broad array of origins and clones, this 2017 Pinot noir displays aromas of cocoa, pomegranate, and raspberry on the nose and the palate as well as a light touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with seamlessly integrated, silky, polished tannins.” – from the Winery