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2013 Adelsheim Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Elegant and complex, this conjures up scents and accents of breakfast tea, black cherry, cassis and cut tobacco. It's tart and sappy, with youthful verve and refreshing acidity.

91The Wine Advocate

...raspberry and pomegranate scents on the nose, before changing tack towards hints of iodine and even boot polish. The palate is lithe and fresh in the mouth - succulent tannin and bright red cherry and strawberry fruit to the fore. Harmonious with good length...

91Vinous / IWC

... Aromas of cherry pit, black raspberry and blood orange are joined by an emerging hint of rose oil. Bitter cherry and currant flavors become sweeter on the back half and pick up a spicy nuance that adds lift and cut. Shows very good clarity and firm bite on the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity.

15.5Jancis Robinson

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.