Adelsheim

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9887 ratings
8.876 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits and simple spice. The palate shows cherry & raspberry flavors with earthy tones, nuts & cacao. Full-bodied, smooth tannins, well balanced, medium finish ending with fruit notes. Tasting Sample.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits and simple spice. The palate shows cherry & raspberry flavors with earthy tones, nuts & cacao. Full-bodied, smooth tannins, well balanced, medium finish ending with fruit notes. Tasting Sample.

May 9th, 2021
John Willison

Blue and black fruit, licorice, and berry compote. Lingers a bit.

Blue and black fruit, licorice, and berry compote. Lingers a bit.

Nov 16th, 2018
Alex Wettersten

In celebration of my sense of smell coming back, we opened this tonight and it was such a treat. Dark and rich on the nose with the soft tannins attributed to the acidity with goes for days.

In celebration of my sense of smell coming back, we opened this tonight and it was such a treat. Dark and rich on the nose with the soft tannins attributed to the acidity with goes for days.

Jun 18th, 2018
John Willison

Mixed blueberry and licorice root nose. Bright dark fruit, then licorice, then berries and black tea. Finish falls off a bit and wanted more acidity. That said, good for what it is.

Mixed blueberry and licorice root nose. Bright dark fruit, then licorice, then berries and black tea. Finish falls off a bit and wanted more acidity. That said, good for what it is.

May 17th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I am going back to one of my favorite areas for Pinot Noir, the Willamette Valley. This is the first time trying the Adelsheim Winery though I have heard great things about them. On the nose we get strong fruit forward aromas of strawberry, cherry, raspberry and a moist morning dew soil. The red fruit continues through to the palate. The strawberry & raspberry continue though a bit on the light side. There is a smooth mouth feel with a nice acidity and minerality notes. The acidity helps in the length of this Pinot which I truly like.

Tonight I am going back to one of my favorite areas for Pinot Noir, the Willamette Valley. This is the first time trying the Adelsheim Winery though I have heard great things about them. On the nose we get strong fruit forward aromas of strawberry, cherry, raspberry and a moist morning dew soil. The red fruit continues through to the palate. The strawberry & raspberry continue though a bit on the light side. There is a smooth mouth feel with a nice acidity and minerality notes. The acidity helps in the length of this Pinot which I truly like.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2014
Tim
8.8

Appearance: Glossy magenta and clear at the rim, medium-light body

Nose: Getting very little in the way of aromatics but baking spices and earthiness

Taste: On open there was some bitterness that faded about 2 hours open in bottle to enhance some of the violet, blue fruit notes and some crunchy tannins; similar structure I taste in some lighter Beaujolais, which I like.

Overall very enjoyable wine that will probably improve with a couple more years, but would favor a few other options in the same or lower price range ($28 here) -
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Appearance: Glossy magenta and clear at the rim, medium-light body

Nose: Getting very little in the way of aromatics but baking spices and earthiness

Taste: On open there was some bitterness that faded about 2 hours open in bottle to enhance some of the violet, blue fruit notes and some crunchy tannins; similar structure I taste in some lighter Beaujolais, which I like.

Overall very enjoyable wine that will probably improve with a couple more years, but would favor a few other options in the same or lower price range ($28 here) -
#Goodfellowfamilycellars #WalterScottWine

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2017
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

Cinnamon and cardamon, sour fruit on the nose. Ripe and and juicy in the midpalate with blueberry and black berry.

Cinnamon and cardamon, sour fruit on the nose. Ripe and and juicy in the midpalate with blueberry and black berry.

2 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

7.5

Stewed fruit, overripe. Quite off putting.

Stewed fruit, overripe. Quite off putting.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2019
Brent Clayton

Wow! So primary and youthful. Beautiful red cherry fruit but loads of acidity and tannin behind it. Tart cranberry notes. This could go another 5-8 years at least.

Wow! So primary and youthful. Beautiful red cherry fruit but loads of acidity and tannin behind it. Tart cranberry notes. This could go another 5-8 years at least.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Solid entry-level AVA Pinot Noir of the more fruit-forward variety. Lifted, aromatic, sensual black fruit profile with plenty of weight and spice character. Not a terrible amount of complexity, verve or acidity but a nice effort that is fairly priced and ready to drink now.

Solid entry-level AVA Pinot Noir of the more fruit-forward variety. Lifted, aromatic, sensual black fruit profile with plenty of weight and spice character. Not a terrible amount of complexity, verve or acidity but a nice effort that is fairly priced and ready to drink now.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2018