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