Saturday, March 04, 2006

Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Light cherry nose is slow to emerge
Smooth on the palate with plum and floral layers
Some tobacco on the finish

This is a nice wine, but the flavors seem a little slow to develop. Because of that, it comes across as a little flat or almost too light. It has a nice floral quality, though, which is lightly fragrant and very enjoyable. If you like really rich, velvety Pinot Noir this wine will let you down. On the other hand, if you're looking for subtlety and finess you'll want to give it a try.

Oregon Pinot Noir is almost always a great choice at restaurants when your dinner companions have ordered very different dishes. This was the case when I ordered this bottle at an amazing restaurant in Portland, Maine called Fore Street. I paid $45, which is a decent restaurant price for a wine that sells between $26-$30. Raise a glass!

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