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Adelsheim Pinot noir
Willamette Valley 05

If Adelsheim Vineyard has offered
a better such bottling
in its 35 years of existence,
I cannot recall it."

--------------------- Wine Spec's Matt Kramer

Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer recently wrote of the Adelsheim Pinot noir 05:

"This is lovely Oregon pinot noir: intense, redolent of wild cherries and raspberries and silken in texture. Everything has come together seamlessly: a classically cool Oregon vintage in 2005 that delivered pure fruit flavors and refreshing natural acidity; hands-off, purist winemaking; obviously superb raw material.

"If Adelsheim Vineyard has offered a better such bottling in its 35 years of existence, I cannot recall it." - The Oregonian, Sept 24, 2006

Adelsheim Pinot noir 05

Adelsheim Pinot noir 05 Willamette Valley 750 ml $26.05/$28.95
also available in half bottles
Adelsheim Pinot noir 05 Willamette Valley 375 ml $15.97/$17.75

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We agree with Matt Kramer-

Oregon's Willamette Valley Pinots, many under $30,
are the best they have ever been.

Here are three others we highly recommend:

Daedalus Pinot noir Willamette Valley 04 $22.45/$24.95
BEST BUY - Outstanding quality at this price, scents of sandalwood, red raspberry, red and black cherry, and warm pie spice. Flavors are hugely expressive red raspberry and cherry, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and hints of white pepper. The wine gives the sense of opening and expanding in the mouth as it warms. A beautiful racy acidity and very finegrained tannins balanced the layers and layers of fruit flavors. Not much made, restaurants are going to snap this one up quickly. -jy

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Quercus Harmonia Pinot noir 05 $19.57/$21.75
Expressive aromas of berry fruit, roses and sandalwood. The 2005 Harmonia has a juicy, lush mouthfeel with red berry and pie cherry that gives way to hints of milk chocolate and creamy berry. The finish is spicy and long. -ml

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720 Cellars Pinot noir 04 $18.86/$20.95
The nose is filled with roses, red cherry and raspberry, pomegranate and subtle cola spice. As one of us put it, “this wine doesn’t flirt,” meaning those aromas follow through to the flavors. We love the creaminess in the finish—it’s just like biting into crème brulee with a touch of cardamom. The 720 is an outstanding food wine; match with any of your lighter summer and fall favorites, from grilled fish to pasta salad.

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Deal of the Day:
Willamette Valley Pinot noir Case $261

Try a mixed case for $261, three of each of the above four wines, save $28.98 from retail. Adelsheim, Daedalus, Quercus, and 720 Cellars.

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