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Adelsheim Chardonnay 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Crisp and bright on the nose with fresh apple fruit, accented with hints of peach and lime and a touch of oak. Bright, fresh and elegant, this has a thin band of baby fat right around the mid-palate. Otherwise. this offers sleek and well delineated flavors of apple, pear skin, soil and pollen with a low base of oak toast. The finish really pops with bright fruit and spice tones that show fine persistence. Very clear with cut and refreshing acids. 91pts

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Adelsheim Vineyard:
David Adelsheim first planted the grapes of northern Europe in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1972 because he believed that fine and distinctive wine could be created in the cool climate of this unknown place. As the industry advanced, he realized that this new region could only succeed if all its growers and winemakers aimed for the highest quality… and he led the collaborative ... Read more
David Adelsheim first planted the grapes of northern Europe in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1972 because he believed that fine and distinctive wine could be created in the cool climate of this unknown place. As the industry advanced, he realized that this new region could only succeed if all its growers and winemakers aimed for the highest quality… and he led the collaborative charge to achieve that goal by writing Oregon’s labeling regulations, setting up the system for importing grapevine clones from Europe, and helping found most of the organizations and events that define the industry. Today a new generation of passionate Adelsheim staff continues the tradition of leadership of the Oregon industry in areas such as sustainability, marketing of brand Oregon, grape and wine research, and the ongoing evolution of wine style.  In our vineyards and winery, we merge traditional and modern techniques to craft wines that are elegant, complex, rich, age-worthy, yet consistently alluring. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Adelsheim Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/26/2012

Crisp and bright on the nose with fresh apple fruit, accented with hints of peach and lime and a touch of oak. Bright, fresh and elegant, this has a thin band of baby fat right around the mid-palate. Otherwise. this offers sleek and well delineated flavors of apple, pear skin, soil and pollen with a low base of oak toast. The finish really pops with bright fruit and spice tones that show fine persistence. Very clear with cut and refreshing acids. 91pts


Member Reviews for Adelsheim Chardonnay

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Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/09/2012

A little grassy on the nose with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. This is a light Chardonnay without the buttery notes. A little bit of oil and some alcohol here but I like it.


Snooth User: leahkmo
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/05/2009

The 2007 Adelsheim Chardonnay from the Willamette Valley is a great food wine! This wine surprised me, certainly - I'm not always the biggest Chardonnay fan, but the style of this wine is quite nice and even refreshing. Try for yourself and find your favorite compliments; burrata with seasonal fruits is one of mine.


Snooth User: woogapdx
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/20/2007

Let me admit my bias that I don't like oak, so I was excited to try this no-oak chardonnay. Very drinkable but uninteresting.


External Reviews for Adelsheim Chardonnay

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Vintage: 2011 01/16/2013

This Chardonnay features intense fruit character and a luscious texture. It offers fresh, crisp flavors of pear, white peach, star fruit and kiwi.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

This bottling shows artful layers of figs,Asian pears, apricots, apples, nutmeats andminerals. Beautifully balanced by the acidityfound in our Northern wine region, it featuresa long, polished finish. Pair it with poachedsalmon, lobster, smoked meats and cheeses.


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Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

This wine features spicy aromas and smoothsmooth texture. Nutmeg and fig aromasslowly give way to Gravenstein apple andhoneydew melon flavors. Weve found thatit pairs well with rich seafood and poultrydishes, as well as hard Alpine cheeses -(comte, fontina, cave-aged gruyère.



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