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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Anne Amie Cuvee A Pinot Noir 2005
Anne Amie Cuvee A Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 91015)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Anne Amie Vineyards, Cuvée A, Pinot Noir is a classic Oregon Pinot Noir. Dark garnet in color, the fragrant bouquet is filled with aromas of spices, fresh black raspberries and hints of toasty oak. On the palate, it is racy and firm with flavors laced with cranberries and bittersweet black cherries highlighted with touches of fresh sage and cinnamon. The finish is lively and long with a clean freshness that invites the next sip. Drink the Cuvée A Pinot Noir young to preserve its lively freshness.
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About Anne Amie:

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 developing extraordinary pinot noir. Craig, Thomas and Jason are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest.

Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complimenting the Pinot family, we also produce small selections of Riesling from our Willamette Valley estate vineyard on the hillside directly in front of the winery. As with all great wines, ours start in the vineyards and we are fortunate to have some of Oregons best sites, both those farmed by us and those we contract with to purchase. Our vineyards (as do the ones we purchae from) receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are severely reduced to yield fruit with great depth and complexity.