Monday, November 26, 2012

Willamette Valley Pinot Find (under $40)

I love a lot of the Oregon pinots. They usually showcase the varietal and are balanced (or even have acidity at all.) Picked up this wine recently at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa and it simply made me smile. All the components of a lovely pinot were there - the berries, earth, delicate oak and integrated alcohol - and my husband and I had sipped away the bottle before we knew it. Here's the info if you want to check it out :)

Anne Amie, 2009
Pinot Noir (in all its glory!)
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vineyards: 41% Anne Amie Estate, 28% Boisseau, 11.5% Gran Moraine, 8% Rainbow Ridge, 5% Alloro, 4% Louise, 2.5% Zena Crown
Clones: P4, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828
Oak: aged 10 months in French oak, 21% new, 20% 1 year, 59% neutral
Soils: Willakenzie, Laurelwood, Ritner
Alcohol: 13.9%

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