(From 2010 Vintage) The name "Elizabeth’s Reserve" was first used in 1986 to designate the blend of their best barrels of Pinot noir. "Supple and streaked with chocolate and caramel, this explosion of cherry, cassis, cola and Dr. Pepper contains sneaky notes of tobacco and pepper threaded through the lingering finish.
Adelsheim first used the name "Elizabeth's Reserve" in 1986 to designate the blend of the best barrels of Pinot Noir. For a dozen intervening vintages, it designated a single vineyard wine, but since 2000, "Elizabeth's Reserve" has again been a "best of winery" reserve – the best barrels from the best lots due to the coming of age of estate vineyards. With many lots, representing different soil types, clones, site climates, fermenter sizes, and barrel characteristics, winemaker Dave Paige must pu...