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Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Gentle on the nose with crisp apricot fruit over a base of sandy, soil tones. There’s a touch of gingerbread, and spice adding interest but his is fairly restrained. In the mouth this has superb, vibrant acids and a fresh, crisp feeling to the apply fruit that has an edge of aromatic orange oil in the mouth. The texture smooths out on the midpalate, picking up a touch of creaminess, but the sharp acids cut right through that giving the finish a nice oragncicle tone and a tart, citrus finale. A nice wine that quite sharp and aggressive. This would work well with lighter fish dishes, especial those with citrus elements. 88pts

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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 Chardonnay Willamette Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,499
3.50 5
02/14/2010

Gentle on the nose with crisp apricot fruit over a base of sandy, soil tones. There’s a touch of gingerbread, and spice adding interest but his is fairly restrained. In the mouth this has superb, vibrant acids and a fresh, crisp feeling to the apply fruit that has an edge of aromatic orange oil in the mouth. The texture smooths out on the midpalate, picking up a touch of creaminess, but the sharp acids cut right through that giving the finish a nice oragncicle tone and a tart, citrus finale. A nice wine that quite sharp and aggressive. This would work well with lighter fish dishes, especial those with citrus elements. 88pts




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