Vine Lore * – Cometh the weekend, cometh the wine. Or something like that. If you’re thirsty for some vino-related inspiration this weekend, you’re in luck. Our partners in the wine trade have some great picks for the weekend, courtesy of Adelsheim Vineyards.
Established by David and Ginny Adelsheim in 1971 – a different era in America – when getting back to the land and a vision of a lifestyle focused on wine was a perfectly fine stand in for a business plan. The team at Adelsheim Vineyards are believers in the unique and complex pleasures of Pinot Noir and the vibrant, crisp white wines grown and produced Oregon’s north Willamette Valley.
There’s something in DABC stores for every price point – and don’t forget to use the DABC inventory checker to find which store gas the good stuff too. Just click on the codes below.
Adelsheim Rosé 2013 -Willamette Valley
Price: $16.99 (965 cases produced)
“This delicious wine offers aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, peach, watermelon and a touch of baking spices. The aromas follow through on a rich, well textured palate that offers great intensity and persistence to the finish.”
Adelsheim Pinot Blanc 2013 – Willamette Valley
Price: $22.99 (92 Points Wine & Spirits_
“Almost searing in its briskness, this Pinot Blanc has fine savory accents of toasted lees and kid leather over its white mineral sheen. Sunny with a zinc-like edge to the texture that is both grounding and mouthwatering. Sip with oysters from the Oregon coast.”
Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – Willamette Valley
Price: $39.99 (348 cases produced, 91 Points Wine Spectator)
The grapes were hand picked and pressed as whole clusters with a gentle bladder press. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in small French oak barrels (20% new). For the next few months, lees stirring was performed on select barrels to add complexity and enhance textural richness. Sur lie aging for ten months allowed the Chardonnay and oak flavors to meld and the tannins to elongate, thereby softening and rounding the wine.
Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – North Willamette Valley
Price: $47.99 (92 Points Stephen Tanzer)
“Affectionately known as “Lizzie’s” this is a blend of seven vineyards. Delicate and savory- scents of forest floor and berries- Asian plum and cinnamon. Fresh red berries, rose oil and Asian spices on the perfumed nose. Silky, open-knit raspberry and floral pastille flavors show good depth and become spicier with air.”
Bryan Creek, Pinot Noir 2012 – Chehalem Mountains
Price: $68.99 (375 cases produced, 90 Points Stephen Tanzer, Robert Parker)
“Sexy, expressive of red berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with smoke and cola. Offers sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors underscored by spice and mineral nuances that add lift and cut. Takes a turn to deeper boysenberry on the finish which clings with outstanding tenacity and melting tannins.”
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