Adelsheim Breaking Ground Pinot Noir 2016
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Limpid ruby. 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.
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.
Precise and trim, with appealing raspberry and green tea flavors that take on density toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 4,935 cases made.