Anam Cara Pinot Noir Reserve
8 Ratings
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8 Ratings
Anam Cara Pinot Noir Reserve

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) 91 points: Wine Spectator: “Supple, generous and appealing for its spicy, licorice-accented cherry and blackberry flavors, lingering with fine balance on the harmonious finish.” 90 points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “… reveals smoke, toast, mocha and earth notes… plenty of sweet fruit on the mid-palate…” 90 points: Wine Enthusiast: “Delicious…the Burgundian fruit, expressive and elegant with a pleasing mix of raspberries, cherries and cinnamon spice nicely balances… this read more...91 points: Wine Spectator: “Supple, generous and appealing for its spicy, licorice-accented cherry and blackberry flavors, lingering with fine balance on the harmonious finish.” 90 points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “… reveals smoke, toast, mocha and earth notes… plenty of sweet fruit on the mid-palate…” 90 points: Wine Enthusiast: “Delicious…the Burgundian fruit, expressive and elegant with a pleasing mix of raspberries, cherries and cinnamon spice nicely balances… this rather soft, substantial, yet elegant wine delivers the goods.” 90 points: Allen Meadows: Burghound Report: “…earth notes that complement the nicely-fresh, round and well-detailed flavors …good mid-palate concentration, and a sappy, delicious and complex and solidly long finish…” TWO STARS San Francisco Chronicle “Lovely earth, blackberry jam, sweet red cherry, plum and slight spice aromas. The earthy barnyard note carries through to a palate that has juicy ripe cherry and a hint of baking spice. Well made.” Vineyard: Nicholas Estate Appellation: Chehalem Mtns, Ore. Clones: Pommard: 37%; Dijon 115: 44%; 667: 8%; 777: 7% Barrels: All French oak. 30% new, 26% once filled, 44% neutral Cases produced: 280 Refined, bright, Chambolle-like nose of red cherries, raspberries, cinnamon spice on a light toasty oak frame. Firm, with lovely balance of acidity creating an immediate juiciness. Classically varietal flavors of red and black cherries and raspberry. The Reserve is both a barrel and vineyard selection, with specific rows cropped to 1.5 tons per acre to concentrate fruit flavor and kept separate throughout the winemaking process. The final blend was determined not only by the excellence of the individual wines in barrel, but also their ability to harmonize and add a deeper dimension to the whole. (hide)

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    Sheila bought for fathers day WS 84 WE 89 hold. Drank Aug19/11 great nose sour start sweet middle 8.5-9, $? value

    2 months