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Amity Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Laid back earthy, floral, and slightly evergreen aromas grace the nose with a building core of cran/raspberry fruit. Rich and ripe on entry with acids that seem a touch soft at first. This delivers fairly intense orange cream framed red cherry and raspberry fruit in a clean, lightly aromatic style that fresh and unencumbered. Really lovely depth of flavor here and it comes with faint oak notes and a really nice soil base note. The fruit takes on a slight medicinal note towards the back which echoes with a licorice tones on the modest finish. Should gain some length with time. Very delicious. 89pts

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Amity Vineyards:
Amity Vineyards is located in Yamhill County, Oregon just 7 miles from McMinnville. This region has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world-rivaling the best in Burgundy. As one of Oregon's pioneer wineries, Amity Vineyards helped establish the area's reputation for world class Pinot noir as early as 1985, the year Robert Parker "Discovered Oregon," praisin... Read more
Amity Vineyards is located in Yamhill County, Oregon just 7 miles from McMinnville. This region has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world-rivaling the best in Burgundy. As one of Oregon's pioneer wineries, Amity Vineyards helped establish the area's reputation for world class Pinot noir as early as 1985, the year Robert Parker "Discovered Oregon," praising Amity Vineyards' 1983 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot noir. Since the early days Amity has won many national and international awards. Although, best known for their Pinot noir, they have won awards for Riesling, Pinot blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, and Gamay noir. Acclaim has also come from wine critics and writers such as Roy Andries DeGroot, Harvey Steinman, Anthony Dias Blue, Coleman Andrews, Robert Parker & Terry Robbards. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Amity Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,723
4.00 5
11/15/2011

Laid back earthy, floral, and slightly evergreen aromas grace the nose with a building core of cran/raspberry fruit. Rich and ripe on entry with acids that seem a touch soft at first. This delivers fairly intense orange cream framed red cherry and raspberry fruit in a clean, lightly aromatic style that fresh and unencumbered. Really lovely depth of flavor here and it comes with faint oak notes and a really nice soil base note. The fruit takes on a slight medicinal note towards the back which echoes with a licorice tones on the modest finish. Should gain some length with time. Very delicious. 89pts


Member Reviews for Amity Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,563
4.00 5
01/11/2012

Light, smooth with raspberry flavors.


Snooth User: smithdaj54
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3.50 5
11/21/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Amity Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Amity Vineyardandrsquo;s 2008 Pinot Noir Vin Rouge was aged for 10 months in 7% new oak. Easygoing, pleasant, and generously endowed with spicy red fruits, this savory, forward effort will offer considerable pleasure over the next 3andndash;4 years. It is a good value.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Light, bright red. Redcurrant, strawberry and spicecake on the nose, with a subtle floral quality adding complexity. Light-bodied, juicy red fruit flavors are a bit tart initially but gain sweetness with air and pick up a note of black raspberry. Very fresh wine with good finishing clarity and zesty cut. Iandrsquo;ll bet that this will be even better in a couple of years after the fruit smooths out, but it drinks well already.




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