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Vineyard: Quarter Mile Lane

OwnersDavid Adelsheim, Jack Loacker, Lynn Loacker
AppellationChehalem Mountains
Dates PlantedStarted in 1972, some Coury clone 1974.
VarietiesPinot Noir

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2011 Adelsheim Quarter Mile Lane Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.52, 82 cases, $105. First planted in 1972, this vineyard is the oldest Adelsheim estate vineyard and is named for the road that forms the northern boundary of the property. This wine comes from a 2.4-acre Block 1 planted in 1974 with what is apparently Martini clone or a mix of Martini and Pommard clones. Basaltic-origin (volcanic) clay-loam soils. Aged 10 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Plenty of energy in the hi-tone aromas of cherries, baking spice and oak. Very classy on the palate with satisfying roundness and a velvety mouth feel. Flavors of red cherries and berries are accented with a noticeable but not obtrusive oak sheen. The juicy, vivid finish is exceptional. Still appealing the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle with soft, generous red fruit flavors. Score: 93. Reviewed October 11, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »