2012 Adelsheim Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Adelsheim Vineyard Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay

Adelsheim sourced grapes from Boulder Bluff Vineyard (47.5%) in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Crawford Beck Vineyard (29.5%) in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and Stoller Vineyard (23%) of Dundee Hills. The blend of AVA fruit really shines through in the final product, and I think this wine will please many palates. 

The 2012 Adelsheim Vineyard Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay is very pretty in style with complex layers of lemon, pear, apple and honey. What you will love about this Chardonnay is its multi-dimensional personality, which is balanced and polished; good acidity leads to a long finish with a tinge of hazelnut flavors. What a delight to drink. It works as a standalone sipper but it is a perfect food wine as well. Have this with seafood (scallops in particular rock it) or chicken and pasta dishes. Simply spectacular! 348 case production.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $45 | 13.5% ABV

Adelsheim Caitlin's Reserve Chardonnay


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Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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