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2016 Adelsheim Ribbon Springs Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Lively, mineral-accented aromas of tangerine, white peach, Anjou pear and tarragon. Sappy and concentrated in style, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit and vanilla flavors that become livelier and pick up a citrus flourish as the wine opens up. A jolt of minerality adds refreshing cut to a long, lees-kissed finish that leaves behind sweet butter and honeysuckle notes.

91Wine Spectator

Graceful and focused, with floral apple and Asian pear flavors...

91Wine Enthusiast

...fresh, refined style, tight and almost steely, with firm tree fruits at the core. The palate broadens out with smooth, toasty barrel flavors...

90The Wine Advocate

...aromas of toast, popcorn, lemon meringue and baked red apples with hay and waxy touches. It's light to medium-bodied with good flavor concentration and tangy acidity, finishing long and savory.

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

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.