Vineyard: Twelve Oaks Estate

OwnersRobert Pamplin, Jr.
AppellationChehalem Mountains
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

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 Twelve Oaks Estate Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.62, 194 cases, $40. Released November 2013. Laurelwood soil. Clones 115, Pommard 4, 777 and Wädenswil. Largely de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 12 months in 25% new, 18% 1-year, and 57% neutral French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Hi-tone aromas of cherry, balsam, rose petal and spice draw you in. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and spice and caressed by supple tannins. Very silky on the palate with a bright finish. Still charming the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. 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 Twelve Oaks Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.63, 124 cases, $50. 100% Twelve Oaks Estate Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. 5-day cold soak, 10-day fermentation. Aged 16 months in 40% new, 20% 1-year and 40% neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and bottle aged for 12 months before release. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas leap out of the glass with effusive notes of fresh berries, roses and spice. Deep, dark red berry, strawberry nectar reduction, and brown spice flavors with well proportioned acidity and tannins, finishing with a sappy cherry highlight. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 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 »