Anam Cara Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $29.99
Item No. 108147
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WE90

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.

Critical Acclaim

"An alluring nose of cedar. Smoke, incense, rose petal and cherry. Followed by a medium-bodied, intense, tightly-wound wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, excellent volume and plenty of length."
90 Points

"Sexy, pungent aromas of wild strawberry, smoked meat, dried rose and underbrush; very perfumed and expressive. This seamless, high-pitched juicy wine boasts surprising stuffing and finishes with very good sweetness and length."
90 Points

Learn About Anam Cara Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(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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Learn About Pinot Noir

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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