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2013 Adelsheim Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

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

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

...packed with bright berry fruit annotated with brown spices. There are streaks of sandalwood and mocha, and the flavors smooth out nicely as it glides into a lingering, delicious finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...satisfying bouquet of blackberry, briary and raspberry preserve all well-defined and nicely focused. The palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity, fine tannin and plenty of bright red cherry, blackcurrant and allspice notes.

91Vinous / IWC

Lively aromas of raspberry, candied rose and fresh flowers, with an exotic blood orange nuance in the background. Juicy, incisive red fruit and peppery spice flavors deepen and gain sweetness with air. At once lively and nicely concentrated, finishing with very good focus and smooth, late-arriving tannins.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

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.