Thursday, June 4, 2009

ADEA Wines 2005 "Ann Sigrid" Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley

Oregon Pinot Noir is enticing in many ways; it is special to those who savor its fine qualities and evidently enticing to those who desire to produce it, including ADEA Wines! In 1984 the Fisher family moved to Yamhill County in Oregon. Steel fabricator Dean Fisher found steady work, particularly producing steel equipment for wineries in the area. Like many others working around wineries, he got the bug to try to produce wine. In 1990 with the help of his friend Mike Etzel he produced his first batch of wine at the Ponzi winery. Then came the interest in growing the wine grapes and he planted 1.5 acres of Pinot Noir. Between 1995 and 1998 they produced four vintages of Pinot Noir at the Medici Winery. In 1998 the Fisher family formed ADEA Wine Company; the name is a combination of the first names of the family members, Ann, Dean, Erica and Adam.

The 2005 “Ann Sigrid” Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley is a medium bodied Pinot Noir with floral notes leading to a special ginger and spice flavor. On the palate you enjoy rich dark cherry and strawberry flavors with soft tannins and leading to a balanced, long finish. Only 300 cases were produced of this Pinot Noir. The wine is ready to drink now or over the next 2-4 years. I would suggest trying this wine with light meats, pork or fowl.

In addition to a wide selection of handcrafted Pinot Noir wines, ADEA also produces a selection of Chardonnay and a Rose made from Pinot Noir

Oh, and Dean, the steel fabricator, still builds much of the machinery used at the ADEA facility and for other wineries as well. The entire family is active in various aspects of the winery.

For more info: ADEA Wine Company

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