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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Anam Cara Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir 2008
Anam Cara Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108147)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our flagship wine represents the entire vineyard with all five mature blocks of Pinot Noir included in the final blend. We farm the vineyard ourselves to exacting standards and pay continuous attention to its progress throughout the growing season. Being in tune with the rhythm of the vines allows us to respond quickly to any challenges and results in exceptional fruit in every vintage.
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About Anam Cara:

Together, they opened a small chain of family-serving pizza parlors first in Benicia, California, and then in the Napa Valley. It was when they moved to St. Helena that their immersion in the world of wine began. Sheila resumed her PR career and worked alongside many of the top names in wine, while Nick oversaw the restaurants which continued to serve the wine community.

In 2001, the family came to Oregon, purchasing a rundown walnut, plum and filbert orchard which was to become the home of Nicholas Vineyard and Anam Cara Cellars wines. Nick and Sheila continue to farm the vineyard assisted occasionally by their son Mark, a Political Science major at OSU, and daughter Heather who is studying Bio-Chemistry at Seattle University. Their two dogs, Buck and Digger, welcome visitors and help keep the vineyard gopher free.