Anne Amie Vineyards 2011 Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30

By on February 23, 2014

anne-amie-vineyards-winemakers-selection-pinot-noir-bottleEstate sites Anne Amie (Yamhill-Carlton) and Twelve Oaks (Chehalem Mountains) form the base of the largest production Pinot Noir at this history property near Lafayette, Ore. Fascinating aromas hint at cherry taffy, raspberry and white chocolate, followed by accents of saddle leather, brushed flannel and minerality. Racy red fruit flavors of raspberry and cranberry make for a sleek approach to the palate that’s polished by slaty tannins. Despite the troublesome vintage, which ended Nov. 6, they’ve maintained all-important acidity and low alcohol, which will allow it to pair with suggested fare such as roast game hen, pork rillettes, oven-roasted vegetables, char-grilled octopus, Peking duck and venison.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,286 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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