1.07.2011

2007 Willamette Valley Adelsheim Pinot Noir: Not as good as expected

dec. 30, 2010: we paired this oregonian with baked salmon that i marinated in brown sugar and soy sauce for a couple hours. i'd really been looking forward to trying this. adelsheim's been on my mind for a while after reading about it a couple of years ago, but it was only when we were up in bloomington a couple of weeks ago that we found it at big red liquors for $31.99.

greg didn't like it at first, saying it was too bitter and sour, and it didn't have much of a nose. he said the longer it was open, the weaker the flavor got, and after a while he said it was like watered-down wine. i agreed that it was acidic and slightly sour at first, but i think it smoothed out, becoming slightly creamy and light, with some black cherry flavor. i think the 2007 mondavi solaire is better at $14.99 at winetree. 12.8 percent alcohol.

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