Vineyard: Anne Amie Estate

AppellationDundee Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Cube Anne Amie Estate Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

13.3% alc.. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with fresh cherries and spice. Intensely flavorful on the mid palate and finish, yet light on its feet, with a flourish of Bing cherry and plum fruit, herbs, spice and sandalwood. The following day, the wine was noticeably more aromatic and equally flavorful with a good firm structure and bright acidity for aging. Score: 90. Reviewed June 9, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Anne Amie Winemaker’s Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.64, 4,286 cases, $30. Released January 2014. 44.1% Anne Amie Estate, 42% Twelve Oaks Estate, 9.8% Rainbow Ridge, and 4.1% Alloro vineyards. Harvest extended to November 6. Largely de-stemmed, 7-21-day cold soak, extended maceration, and on the skins for a total of 28-40 days. Free-run and light pressings were combined and aged 11 months in 29.9% new, 10.3% 1-year, and 59.8% neutral French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Intriguing aromas of cherry, rose petal and exotic spices. The core of red cherry and cranberry fruit is satisfying, but the nose is the best feature of this easy to drink wine. Suave tannins and a refreshing lift of acidity on the finish complete the experience. Score: 88. Reviewed June 9, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Anne Amie Anne Amie Estate Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 198 cases, $40. Released November 2013. Clones are Pommard 4 and 115 grown in Willakenzie soil. Largely de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 16 months in 3% new, 25% 1-year and 72% neutral French oak. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Deep aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and a hint of spice. The fruit has a riper profile than the Twelve Oaks with darker stone and berry fruit and a touch of herbs and floral goodness in the background. The best feature is the big, bright, juicy cherry finish which is very prominent the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed June 9, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Annie Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.62, 1,971 cases, $35. Release February 2013. Anne Amie Estate, Twelve Oaks Estate, Rainbow Ridge and Alloro vineyards. 7-20 day cold soak, extended maceration, on skins 28-49 days. Aged on lees in 15% new, 34% 1-year, and 51% neutral French oak barrels for 16 months. Aged in bottle for 12 months before release. · Raspberry color in the glass. Nicely scented with aromas of fresh raspberry coulis and spice. Moderately rich with flavors of sweet red plums and dark raspberries, with the fruit pulled into line with good acidity and fine tannins. A very impressive Willamette Valley bottling that can perform beautifully as a daily drinker. I recommend it for case buys. Very good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Anne Amie Estate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.59, 124 cases, $50. Release May 2013. 100% estate vineyard grapes. Pommard and Dijon 115 clones grown on Willakenzie soils. Aged 16 months in 60% new, 20% 1-year and 20% neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and bottle aged for 12 months before release. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of fresh dark cherries and berries complimented with exotic spices. A serious wine with structural power, featuring sappy dark plum and blackberry flavors, backed by frisky acidity and fine-grain tannins, finishing with poise and richness. Still a Lolita. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Anne Amie Prismé Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir Blanc

14.1% alc., 404 cases, $45, screw cap. Sourced from Anne Amie Estate and Rainbow Ridge vineyards. Barrel fermented, full MOF, and aged on lees for 18 months. Previously reviewed May 11, 2012. · Aromas of white stone fruits, biscuit, crème brulée, and roasted nuts. Delicious and full on the palate with slight viscosity, offering flavors of baked pears, white peaches, and brown butter. A highly enjoyable, unique wine that challenges the preconceived sense of Pinot Noir. Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir blanc. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Anne Amie Vineyards Prismé Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir Blanc

14.1% alc., pH 3.31, TA 0.59, 404 cases, $45, screw cap. Released May 2012. Sourced from Anne Amie Estate and Rainbow Ridge vineyards. Pommard and Dijon 115 clones. Aged 18 months in 25% new, 25% 1- year-old, and 50% neutral French oak barrels. Free run juice with no skin contact, entirely barrel fermented, lees stirred, and aged on the lees in oak barrels for 18 months. · Pale yellow color in the glass. Very aromatic with vivid scents of crème brulée, golden apples, buttered brioche, honeysuckle and baked pear. Substantial and delicious with full-bodied flavors of pear, white peach, golden apple, citrus, nutmeg and brown butter persisting on the generous and lengthy finish. Reminds one of Chardonnay but different. Creamy mouth feel with good underlying acidity. A remarkable wine that confirms the saying that Pinot Noir is a white wine masquerading as a red wine. Very special and quite unique. Reviewed May 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Anne Amie L’Iris Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 260 cases, pH 3.63, TA 0.56, $75. Release May 2013. A barrel selection sourced from several vineyards including Anne Amie Estate and Twelve Oaks Estate. Pommard, 777, 115 and 828 clones. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 18 months in 20% new, 40% 1-year, and 40% neutral French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. A wine with serious intentions and longevity. Bright aromas of berry mash with baking spices and clove. Moderately rich core of black cherry, berry and plum fruit flavors with an earthy, tea accent. Powerfully structured so will need time for the tannins to soften. Impressive. Very good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Anne Amie Vineyards L’iris Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.56, 260 cases, $75. Release date August 2012. Sourced from the finest blocks. Aged 18 months. Multiple vineyard sources including Anne Amie Estate. Clones are Pommard and Dijon 777, 115 and 828. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 18 months in 20% new, 40% 1-year and 40% neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered followed by extensive bottle aging. · Light reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of dark red, spiced berries and cherries. Elegantly composed flavors of black cherries, black raspberry jam and anise, lifted with bright acidity, wrapped in suave tannins, finishing long and smooth. The impression is one of finesse and nuance rather than power. Definitely age worthy. Very good. Reviewed May 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »