Anam Cara Riesling Chehalem Mountains Nicholas Estate 2007
2008 Portland Indie Wine Festival Selection Top Riesling Tasted in 2008! “Highly Recommended” Northwest Palate, Sept/Oct 2008. “… Excellent acid balance makes the flavors shin, while a bare touch of residual sugar lends a suppleness to the texture that well balances the bright fruit …” Wine Enthusiast: “…brings a lot of pleasure to the table…Tart fruit flavors of quince, pink grapefruit and green apple are nicely blended; the wine moves seamlessly into a medium-long finish with suggestions of peach pit and lime. A whiff of jasmine leaves you reaching for another pour.” Paul Gregutt (89 Points) 89 points: Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. “Dusty apple, pear and yellow plum aromas are complicated by wet stone and pungent herbs. Dry and nicely focused, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and a refreshingly bitter lemon pith quality on the close. I like the balance and cut of this wine.” EXCELLENT: Wine Press Northwest “… a classy and luscious Riesling…opens with aromas of apple blossoms, honey, lime and flinty notes. On the palate there are delicate flavors of flowers and traces of steely lemon notes. A perfect wine to pair with oysters.” Vineyard: Nicholas Estate Appellation: Chehalem Mtns, Ore Barrels: Stainless Alcohol: 11.9% RS: 1.5 g/L TA: 8.93 g/L Cases produced: 200 The third harvest from six-year-old vines on one acre of estate Riesling. This lovely wine shows the benefits of dropping fruit in the earliest years and waiting until the vines gain strength and maturity before harvesting. Aromas of peach, lime, quince, slate, minerals, citrus fruits and orange blossom. Crisp green apple on the palate with a hint of sweetness, and great acidity. Spectacular with tempura and seafood such as crab cakes, oysters and steamed clams.
Each of our wines is created from the beautiful 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 Wadenswil Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling came on line with the 2011 harvest.