2014 Breaking Ground Pinot noir -92 pts. + Year's Best US Pinot noir, Wine & Spirits, 91 pts. Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts. Wine Spectator, 91 pts. Vinous
Our first new wine release since 2005, our 2014 Chehalem Mountains Pinot noir, Breaking Ground, celebrates Adelsheims pioneering spirit, deep roots in the Oregon wine community, and a keen understanding of the growing areas unique characteristics.
This Pinot noir is wine made entirely from LIVE-certified, Chehalem Mountains grown fruit: 88% from our estate vineyards and 12% from long-standing grower partners. It contains fruit from all three major soil types found in the Chehalem Mountains: Marine Sedimentary, Volcanic Basalt and Windblown Loess.
Breaking Ground offers aromas of roasted spices, black raspberries, lilacs, dark loam, and bramble. Flavor follows with notes of cocoa nibs, toasted anise seed and black cherry. Textures are rich and silky, with supple acidity. This wine has a lingering finish.