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2008 Amalie Robert Estate Estate Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc. ph 3.66, 311 cases,$50. This blend is made by co-founder and coowner Ernie Pink. Aged in 46% new or second fill French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Aromas of cherry, spice and sandalwood. Discreetly concentrated core of black cherry fruit with accents of tobacco-laced oak. Silky in the mouth with substantial smooth tannin and bright acidity. Picks up interest and depth of flavor over time in the glass. Not as big as many Pinot Noir wines from Oregon’s 2008 harvest, but its show of elegance and vibrancy gives the wine high marks. Very good. Reviewed February 27, 2013

Winery: Amalie Robert Estate
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