2010 Anne Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1140178 89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Vivid red. Spicy red berry and cherry aromas are lifted by a zesty note of candied orange peel. Spicy and incisive on the palate, with good energy to its raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. The smooth, fruity finish leaves notes of red fruit preserves behind.  (8/ 2013)

K&L Notes

The 2010 vintage in Willamette Valley was one of the cooler growing years in some time, but the Anne Amie team was up to the challenge and succeeded beautifully! The 120 acres of estate vineyards were harvested in a matter of five days in October before the heavy rainstorms hit the region. Grapes were hand picked and destemmed into open top, stainless steel fermenters then cold soaked. The wine was on the skins between 28-40 days. The wine was racked by gravity into a mix of new and used French oak barrels where it aged on lees for 16 months. Once bottled the wine was aged for one year before release. Anne Amie's style of winemaking produces a very polished, classic, sophisticated Pinot Noir that is absolutely food friendly and delicious. By far one of my favorite Oregon Pinot Noirs that never fails to impress, especially for the price! (Christie Cartwright, Hollywood Buyer)

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By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/6/2013  | Send Email
The 2010 vintage in Willamette Valley was one of the cooler growing years in some time, but the Ann Amie Team was up to the challenge and succeeded beautifully! The 120 acres of estate vineyards were harvested in a matter of five days in October before the heavy rainstorms hit the region. Grapes were hand picked and destemmed into open top, stainless steel fermenters then cold soaked. The wine was on the skins between 28-40 days. The wine was racked by gravity into a mix of new and used French oak barrels where it aged on lees for 16 months. Once bottled the wine was aged for one year before release. Ann Amie's style of wine making produces a very polished, classic, sophisticated Pinot Noir that is absolutely food friendly and delicious. By far one of my favorite Oregon Pinot Noirs that never fails to impress, especially for the price! (Christie Cartwright, Hollywood Buyer)

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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Oregon

- Highly touted for its Pinot Noirs, Oregon is part of the up-and-coming winemaking industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most of Oregon is directly affected by the climate coming off of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters and wet summers. This makes it a difficult place to ripen grapes, but some say that the harder grapes have to struggle, the more complex they will turn out to be. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are two important and successful grapes grown in Oregon.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.9