TN: 2005 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

  • 2005 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/27/2010)
    Popped and poured, consumed over two nights. Classic OR pinot nose, an earthy, funky blast of red fruits. Plummy, cherry palate with some smoky leather and woody notes adding complexity. A touch less acidity than I’d like, which leaves it feeling slightly flabby on the finish, but all in all, a nice middle-aged entry level pinot noir.

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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. And thanks for not complaining when I drank your last pour behind your back. [wink.gif]

Was David Page winemaker there in 05- super nice guy!

John, I looked through the Adelsheim website to see what I could find out about this wine (source vineyards, etc) but could find nothing about the '05s. However, in looking around on some other sites, I found reference to David being there in 2005, so I guess he gets props for this wine.

I found some interesting other comments about the wine, however, including this from Matt Kramer:

“…If Adelsheim Vineyard has offered a better such bottling in its 35 years of existence, I cannot recall it.”- the Oregonian 9/24/06