Anam Cara Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Nicholas Estate 2007
Each of our wines is created from our Nicholas Estate vineyard, located in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains AVA. The 35 acre vineyard is certified L.I.V.E. and Salmon Safe and consists of 5 blocks of Pinot Noir (Pommard and Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777) and one acre each of Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Two acres each of Wadensil Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling will see their first harvest in 2011.
Editorial Reviews for Anam Cara Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Nicholas Estate
Big and toasty on the nose with a charry, oak driven nose that highlights the earthy quality here and seems to be concealing a bright more floral aspect of the wine. On the palate this is really texturally complete with great balance to the integrated yet prominent acids and the sweetness from the oak. The mid-palate is packed with cherry fruit, and while the wine gets a bit big and boisterous on the backend and through the modest finish, it shows a lot of incipient complexity and fun fruit. 90pts
Very fruity on the nose with a rich floral tone and nice spiced accents. The aromatic here are more high-toned top notes than a rich core but still quite pretty. Rich and youthful on the palate with powerful, deep flavors in an intense, somewhat rich, yet sinewy package that highlights the astringent red fruits on the palate. This really develops really fine transparency with rich mineral accents on the mid-palate and mineral and spice tones on the elegant finish. 91pts
A touch woody on the nose with a smoldering grapevine note accentuating rather simple fruit. On the palate this is gentle with bright acids and an earthy, slightly herbal core to the flavors of red fruits on the palate. Good length but this remains a bit underwhelming. 87pts
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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
70 cases produced.
Aged 11 months in French Oak.
Notes: 51% new French oak
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