2007 Adelsheim Vineyard Elizabeth’s Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 1,192 cases, $48. Since 2000 this has been a “best of winery” reserve, the best barrels from the best lots. 4 to 6 day cold soak, inoculation with commercial yeast, aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 10 months. Named after David Adelsheim’s daughter. · Intense aromas and flavors of cherries and berries, both red and black, with a subtle hay note. Discreetly concentrated and well-crafted with enough structure to last in the cellar for up to ten years. Reviewed August 17, 2009

Winery: Adelsheim Vineyard
From article: Adelsheim Vineyard: Still Good After All These Years