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2016 Adelsheim Staking Claim Chardonnay

ITEM 8465230 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8513237 2 $20 Nov 6, 2022
I8483932 1 $25 Oct 16, 2022
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92Wine Enthusiast

Luscious is the best word for this gorgeous wine. It's loaded with tart and tangy tree fruits. Silky in the mouth, it brings in highlights of lemon curd and sage, and exits with a kiss of toast.

91Wine Spectator

...vibrant citrus, mineral and spice details that take on richness along the finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Fresh citrus and orchard fruits, honey and a hint of buttered toast on the perfumed nose. Spice-tinged pear and tangerine flavors take on a floral accent as the wine opens up. In a juicy, energetic style, showing firm closing bite and lingering honeysuckle and brioche qualities.



Adelsheim is one of Oregon’s most admired and established producers. It was founded in 1971 when David and Ginny Adelsheim bought property in the Willamette Valley. The young, idealistic couple had just returned from a summer in Europe, and were inspired by the wine they enjoyed there to try making their own. They planted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling on 15 acres in 1972. Their first commercial vintage was the 1978 bottling. Today Adelsheim owns 223 vineyards acres on ten sites in the Willamette Valley and are business partners with Lynn and Jack Loacker. The Adelsheims and the Loackers own the estate together. Adelsheim still focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.