A pleasantly ripe core of red wild cherries and red currants, combined with classic Willamette Valley “femininity” and bright acidity, make this Pinot a real standout at $25. Nose of fresh, ripe cherry, orange tea and watermelon continues on to the taste, adding coriander and currants. All is well and good at this point, then on the back palate (in other words just before you swallow the wine) a delicious deep red cherry flavor emerges. A little surprising, frankly, for a sub-$30 Willamette Pinot. But then look at the winery’s overall quality and the attention they put into this wine, and the superb 2014 vintage, and it makes sense. Pinot Noir lovers should jump all over this wine!
I’ve become well acquainted with Anne Amie wines from tasting them frequently with their California broker. They are consistently delicious, graceful, honest expressions of the grape and place (Yamhill Carlton, a sub-AVA of Willamette Valley.) Alcohols tend to run in the 12-13%, making them particularly good on the brunch & dinner table. And what values! Hard to beat the quality for price, especially their Pinot Noirs when you look at their neighbors’ prices.
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