2007 Adelsheim Vineyard Bryan Creek Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

280 cases, $68, club release September 1, 2009. From a 20-acre leased vineyard located across the road from the original Quarter Mile Lane Estate Vineyard. A single-vineyard bottling has been produced since 1998. Basaltic, clay-loam soils at 700+ foot elevation. Clone is Pommard 5 planted in 1989. Aged 10 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Light garnet color. More delicate this vintage but still delivers plenty of pleasure. Rich mid-palate array of red and black fruits which are powerfully flavored. Acidity is toned down compared to other vineyard-designates. Plush, velvety mouth feel with soft ripe tannins. Very drinkable now and quite enjoyable. Reviewed August 17, 2009

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