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2013 Adelsheim Boulder Bluff Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


92Wine Enthusiast

...opens into a moderately soft, well-rounded palate with sweet spice, pumpkin bread, a dash of Dr Pepper and plenty of strawberry and cherry fruit.

91The Wine Advocate

...has a sleek and stylish bouquet: ebullient ripe dark cherry and blueberry fruit with fine delineation and focus...palate is well balanced with fine depth and grip in the mouth...impressive flesh on this Pinot Noir...

91Vinous / IWC

An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh redcurrant, cherry, rhubarb and peppery spices... Juicy and focused on the palate, offering nervy red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a suggestion of spicecake...finishes with excellent clarity and a lingering floral quality.

91James Suckling

...firm and slightly lean...raspberry and lemon character. Medium body, silky tannins and a fresh finish.

90Wine Spectator

Bright and tangy, offering juicy flavors of strawberry, raspberry, peach and floral, set on a sleek frame. Lingers gently, with distinct mineral notes.



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.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.