The 2004 Winemaker's Selection is a fantastic classic Oregon Pinot! This is the first release of Anne Amie's Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir, which is a synergistic blend of their finest barrels. These wines are then married to create a harmonious whole defined by the style and elegance of wines from distinctive vineyards of great character.
The wine is a brilliant light ruby with sparkling garnet highlights. Leaping from the glass are smoky touches of oak laced with exotic spices and tart ripe wild cherry fruit. It is graceful and balanced on the palate with gripping wild red raspberry fruit flavors layered over hints of sweet tobacco, new leather and touches of just cracked vanilla beans. The finish is firm with a racy, tart acidity that makes the wine very lively and fresh bringing lightness of spirit to the rich fruit and oak flavors.
The elegant structure of this wine gives mouthwatering zest and a distinctive Oregonian style. While drinkable now, the firm structure and balance would suggest several more years of aging before reaching its peak.