Adelsheim Vineyard 2011 Boulder Bluff Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $68

By on December 19, 2014

adelsheim-vineyard-boulder-bluff-vineyard-pinot-noir-2011-bottleThis young 10-acre estate parcel, owned by partners Lynn and Jack Loacker, was planted in 2003. Four clones contributed to this release — Djion 777, which was brought to Oregon State University with help of David Adelsheim; Pommard, and two “suitcase clones” — 828, another Dijon clone introduced into Oregon via the late Gary Andrus, and QM-1, which is attributed to the late Charles Coury. It’s a fresh and vibrant Pinot Noir with mouthwatering aromas of raspberry, rhubarb and cranberry joined by light caramel and moist earth. Inside, it’s gorgeous with fresh-picked cranberry and Montmorency cherry flavors, backed by bright tannins and a juicy finish than doesn’t slow down. This marked the fourth vineyard-designated Pinot Noir bottled from this site near Quarter Mile Lane Vineyard, and suggested pairings include grilled salmon, roasted birds and hearty vegetarian entrees.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 372 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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