2014 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Breaking Ground Chehalem Mountains

“Enough freshness for sushi, salad, fresh cheeses, and fish...”

2014 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Breaking Ground Chehalem Mountains

The bulk of this Chehalem Mountain fruit was grown in the winery’s 183-acre estate, which boasts a mix of vineyard soils: marine sedimentary, volcanic basalt, and windblown loess. The wine was aged in French oak, about one-quarter new, for ten months. It’s pale garnet with a slightly bluish cast and fragrant of rose hips, red currant, a tracery of spice and flowers. The body has ringing clarity (a hallmark of cool-climate wines), with sharp fruits skewing toward cranberry and ruby grapefruit, especially at the finish. Its crystalline acidity is like a wash of daylight.

Enough freshness for sushi, salad, fresh cheeses, and fish, and enough structure for poultry, pork, and rare red meat.

13.5% abv | $45 (sample)

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