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1987 Adesheim Vineyard Oregon Pinot Noir

The last vintage for David Adelsheim as winemaker. First year adjusted crop load; before that, vintners in Oregon hadn’t really thought of trying to adjust crop load for quality. A large vintage marked by rain and then heat near the end. Grapes were picked in early September. · Mild bricking of the rim in the glass. Very shy but pleasing aromas of cherries, mint and buttered brioche. Surprising well-flavored with a tasty core of cherry fruit and a note of teriyaki. The tannins have fully melded, but the wine retains a good cut of acidity. Amazing! Reviewed August 23, 2012

Winery: Adelsheim Vineyard
From article: Highlights of the Pinot University Seminars at IPNC