Anne Amie Cuvee A Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
screw cap wine
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, cedar, forest floor, sandalwood and leather. Juicy flavors of red cherry, red plum, rose petal and forest floor, with great acidity. The finish is long and smooth, with silky tannins.
Try pairing with salmon, burgers, roast game hen, rabbit confit, venison, or bacon-wrapped scallops.
"Dark and hefty, with scents of cola and smoke, this wine’s flavors fall more in line with spiced cherry compote. Pair with a pork chop."
Wine & Spirits
"Light and tangy, with a crisp edge to the delicate guava and tea flavors, lingering silkily. Drink now through 2016. 3,770 cases made."
"The entry level is the 2009 Pinot Noir Cuvee A which offers up a spicy perfume along with floral notes and assorted red fruits. Forward and easy-going on the palate, this nicely proportioned effort will provide enjoyment over the next 4-5 years."
The Wine Advocate
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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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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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