The latest in a superb lineup from Adelsheim in 2007, this single vineyard offering carries a faint scent of animal leather, giving it a musky/truffle streak. It's velvety in the mouth, lightly spicy, complex and layered, with tart red fruit flavors that run from pomegranate to raspberry to wild cherry. Cocoa powder and pencil lead add further interest to the finish. The alcohol is listed at just 12.8%.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.