This is a solid, slightly earthy wine of medium concentration. The black cherry core is framed with dried herb, dark chocolate, and a dusting of coffee grounds. In the context of the vintage, it seems to have a bit more heft and power than most of the other Adelsheim single vineyard Pinots.
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.