Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2021, 750ml, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Drawn from several LIVE certified vineyards throughout the northern Willamette Valley, this wine showcases the extraordinary depth and complexity found in our region. Over 90% of this wine is sourced from Adelsheim estate vineyards. “The growing season got an early jump start thanks to the warmer than normal temperatures and one of the driest March and April’s ever recorded. One of the only rain events we saw came right at bloom, with 1.5” of rain falling during flower pollination resulting in a reduced crop load, ideal for vine balance and optimal ripening. The end of June surprised us all with a recording breaking heat event; 3 consecutive days of over 115 degrees. Fortunately, the vineyards endured remarkably well and the developing clusters continued to show promise. After concerns of low soil moisture and high temperatures, mother nature graced us with quite literally a perfect harvest and truly incredible fruit quality that we are beyond excited about.” Tasting notes: Lovely notes of fresh raspberries and cinnamon stick on the nose, along with sneaky hints of lavender and anise seed. This is positively vibrant on the palate, bursting with freshness. The texture is supple with smooth tannins leading into the finish. 100% Pinot Noir. The wine was aged for 9 months in French oak barrels, 18% new.