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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2006
Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 101395)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $31.99

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.
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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.