Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2019
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, sassafras, cardamom, and fig. Flavors of red cherry, clove, baking spice, fig, cassis, and cola. The finish is long with smooth tannins and acidity.
Pairs well with rotisserie chicken, sweetbreads, oven roasted vegetables, duck confit, lamb sliders, venison, chanterelle risotto, cassoulet, roast sturgeon, and bouillabaisse.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Designed to be fruit forward, with a minimal amount of aging in new wood, this fits the bill. The fruit is a juicy mix of pomegranate, tart red berries and sour cherry. There’s a peppery lift and plenty of acidity, but the overall balance and focus are fine. Just when you think it’s a fairly simple wine, it kicks in another gear and finishes with unexpected length and depth and a flash of chocolate. Editors’ Choice.
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.
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.