This vintage of Willamette Valley conveys lovely notes of fresh raspberries and cinnamon stick on the nose, along with sneaky hints of lavender and anise seed. This is positively vibrant on the palate, bursting with freshness. The texture is supple with smooth tannins leading into the finish.
Since 1971, Adelsheim has obsessively pursued benchmark wines that celebrate the unique bounty of our estate vineyards — home to some of Oregon’s most diverse soil types, elevations, and exposures. As a founding winery of the Willamette Valley and Chehalem Mountains’ first winery, Adelsheim has played an instrumental role in nearly every aspect of the Oregon wine story.
A diversity of approaches is on display in this complex wine, including both destemmed and whole cluster fermentations, native and inoculated fermentations, and both shorter and extended macerations. The wine was aged for 9 months in French oak barrels, of which 18% were new.
Pairs well with beef, veal, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.