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2013 Adelsheim Calkins Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

This stunning wine offers strawberry-shortcake goodness, with a hint of cream. It's pretty, fine-tuned and quite young, with suggestions of rhubarb and cranberry.

92Vinous / IWC

Musky, deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and sassafras, plus a smoky nuance and a touch of vanilla. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors complemented by licorice and mocha. Becomes livelier with air and finishes spicy and very long, with smooth tannins adding shape to the wine's dark fruit.

92James Suckling

Extremely well-done...blueberry, lemon and floral aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish.

90Wine Spectator

...grip of tannins blanketing the ripe, smoky cherry and floral flavors, softening on the refined, open-weave finish.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill County

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.

TYPE

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.