Anne Amie ''Winemaker's Selection'' Pinot Noir 2018- Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Aromas of dark cherry, sweet tobacco, horehound candy, cardamom, and black tea. Flavors of sweet dark cherries and berries, forest floor, anise, dark chocolate nibs, and baking spice.
When Dr. Robert Pamplin 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 charged winemaker Thomas Houseman and winegrower Peter Ebbers with the task of crafting extraordinary pinot noir. The estate vineyards, along with those Anne Amie purchases from, receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are dramatically reduced in order to give fruit with great depth and complexity. Estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. The LIVE certified winery is located on the company’s Yamhill-Carlton property, a few miles from both Lafayette and Carlton, Oregon. This Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from the Anne Amie Estate Vineyards (43.6%) and the Twelve Oaks Estate (56.4%). The grapes were hand picked and destemmed, then fermented in stainless steel. After a total period of 21 days on the skins, the wine was racked into a combination of new(17.3%), second use (21.8%) and neutral French Oak (60.9%) and aged for 10 months. After blending and bottling, the wine was left to rest for another 6 months before release.