2014 Adelsheim Breaking Ground Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.55, 1,779 cases 750 ml, 22 cases of 6 1.5L bottles, $45. 88% estate fruit, 12% grower partners. Vineyards dry farmed and LIVE-certified. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A pleasing combination of aromas greet the nose including black cherry, strawberry, earthy flora and nutty oak. Modest in weight with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and pomegranate. Beautifully balanced with soft, suede tannins, a good underlying cut of acidity, and the right touch of oak seasoning. A wine of great freshness, with noticeable intensity and length on the citrus accented, vivacious finish. A joyful ode to 45 years. Score: 92. Reviewed July 9, 2016

Winery: Adelsheim Vineyard
From article: Adelsheim Vineyard Breaking Ground Pinot Noir Celebrates 45 Years