Angela Vineyards Abbott Claim Pinot Noir 2012
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Angela Vineyards is a team of people from many different walks of life bringing together a wide range of passions: sustainable farming, the artistry of winemaking, beautiful and intentional design, the language of music, keeping our earth alive and well, and creating relationships that strengthen our community.
What Angela Vineyards produces comes from the relationships they build—between land and weather, vines and soil, people and places, ideas and experiences. They collectively are drawn to bringing the unexpected together, of contrasts and a lot of surprises.
Winemaker Alban Debeaulieu creates wines that showcase their individualities and the beautiful characteristics that come from fruit farmed sustainably in a responsible, detailed manner. In the cellar they use old world methods of craft with minimal intervention in the winemaking and rely on the art of tasting to guide the way in building wines that are reflective of their vintage and a discovery of Angela Vineyards' wine world to those who drink them.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.