2009 Anne Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A more deeply pitched nose of red berries exhibits background nuances of plum, violet and black currants. There is a suave and seductive texture to the delicious and solidly complex flavors that terminate in a balanced, persistent and harmonious finish. This also offers good value.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
My favorite of this collection is the 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley. Aromas of cedar, cinnamon, clove, rose petal, and cherry compose the bouquet of this velvety-textured, easy-going, impeccably balanced Pinot. There is enough material here to ensure another 5-6 years of enjoyable drinking. It makes a good case for the art of blending.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid red. Red berry and cherry aromas show good clarity and energy. Brisk and focused on the palate, offering spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with good breadth and sweetness, leaving red fruit preserve notes behind.
Light and zingy, with a sense of delicacy around the raspberry and cherry flavors, lingering nicely on the polished finish. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2012)
Primarily sourced from Anne Amie's estate vineyard, this 2009 Pinot Noir is a skillfully made, complex cuvee with a target on the food-wine corner of the Pinot landscape. Aromas of dark berry and cherry supported by cocoa and tobacco nuances; a juicy palate of black cherry, blackberry, and licorice leads into a chocolatey finish. A modest alcohol under 14% and barrel aging in 21% new French oak ensures the purity of the fruit and keeps this wine in the elegant, food-friendly spectrum.