Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 101395
  • red wine
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2006 Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir is vibrant ruby in color. The nose is robust and juicy with touches of brambly maple syrup and wild forest fruits like wild blackberry and strawberry with highlights of toffee and tobacco. Great structure supports the complex flavors of espresso and porcini mushrooms over dark marionberry fruit. The finish is firm with long flavors that hint of cassis and black truffle. The ultimate food wine, this pinot noir is a brilliant match for any fare from traditional Northwest cuisine such as cedar planked salmon or wild mushroom soup to smoked or grilled meats or just a great burger and truffle fries.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Selection spent nine months in a mix of seasoned and new French oak. Medium- to dark ruby-colored, the nose offers up spicy, toasty black cherry and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, plush, dark fruit flavored wine with good complexity and concentration. There are no hard edges to this tasty effort which will drink well over the next six years.

Once known as Chateau Benoit, the winery focused on sparkling wines in its earliest incarnation. In 1999 the Benoits retired, the winery was sold, and the first Anne Amie vintage occurred in 2001. The bubbly is history and the estate now produces 14,500 cases of table wine from its 120 acres, 55 in production. "
90 Points

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When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon's most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. To this end Dr. Pamplin has charged General Manager Craig Camp, winemaker Thomas Houseman and winegrower Jason Tosch with the task of...

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(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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