Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

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91 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Medium red. Spicy red berries, cherry and rose on the nose, with a subtle smoky quality picking up steam with aeration. Lively red fruits and candied rose on entry, giving way to deeper cherry and black raspberry in the mid-palate. Shows spicy energy and an almost weightless character. Already approachable... (Jul/Aug 2010)

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Antica Terra:
Antica Terra is a rugged 40-acre parcel nestled in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley owned by Scott Andelson, John Mavredakis, Michael Kramer and Maggie Harrison. The vineyard sits on a gently sloping hillside and siltstone and formed from old alluvium - la antica terra. The vineyard was first planted to pinot noir in 1989. When we acquire4d it in 2005, we began developing twe... Read more
Antica Terra is a rugged 40-acre parcel nestled in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley owned by Scott Andelson, John Mavredakis, Michael Kramer and Maggie Harrison. The vineyard sits on a gently sloping hillside and siltstone and formed from old alluvium - la antica terra. The vineyard was first planted to pinot noir in 1989. When we acquire4d it in 2005, we began developing twenty additional acres and worked to refine the varital mix and upgrade clone-rootstock combinations, to realize the property's full potential. Vine yields are kept low to develop concentrated flavors as well as to hasten ripening before the fall rains. The vineyard management practices we employ strive for an ecological balance between the vines and the surrounding oak savannah habitat, while emphasizing techniques that enliven the soil and nurture the overall health of the vineyard. It is our hope that the reverence we bring to the management and care of the Antica Terra Vineyard will allow winemaker, Maggie Harrison , to produce complex, distinctive and singular wines that express the unique character of this very special place. Read less

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Snooth User: tofubomb
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04/13/2010

wow! quite possibly my all-time favorite pinot noir and the 2008 is antica terra's best vintage yet. i can't recommend highly enough.



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91 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Medium red. Spicy red berries, cherry and rose on the nose, with a subtle smoky quality picking up steam with aeration. Lively red fruits and candied rose on entry, giving way to deeper cherry and black raspberry in the mid-palate. Shows spicy energy and an almost weightless character. Already approachable... (Jul/Aug 2010)

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