Adelsheim Breaking Ground 2016 (USA: OR - Willamette Valley) (ID# 3677)

Name Adelsheim Breaking Ground 2016 (ID# 3677)
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region USA: OR - Willamette Valley
Notes "Spice-accented black and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of succulent herbs, vanilla and cola. Silky and appealingly sweet, offering pliant cherry and red berry flavors that show no rough edges. In an appealingly approachable style, showing very good energy and lift on a long, gently tannic finish that echoes the cherry note. 29% new French oak." (Josh Raynolds, Vinous) Live Certified in Oregon.

Additional Notes

"The third release for this benchmark cuvée is the finest to date, with 60% of the grapes estate grown. A firm mix of plum, blackberry and tart marionberry fruit, it's ripe and stylish, with seams of dark chocolate and espresso. The tannins are ripe and proportionate and leave a pleasantly toasty impression." (Wine Enthusiast) "Exhibits excellent firmness and balance on the palate. This wine delivers superb richness. Enjoy its expressive black fruit aromas and flavors with grilled salmon." (Wilfred Wong,



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
VIN: 92 pts
WE: 91 pts  
WW: 91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Medium Light Sustainable

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine