Anne Amie Vineyards Yamhill-Carlton District
A sizeable range of wines is available at this property with vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton and Chehalem Mountain regions. The estate was purchased by Robert Pamplin in 1999 and much investment has gone into the project with now close to 45 ha under vine. There are three essential ranges of wines. The Cuvée A labels are young and fresh intended for early drinking. The Cuvée A Amrita is a well-priced multi varietal blend with a grassy, easy green fruited character. The Cuvée A Pinot Noir is full of juicy, vibrant strawberry fruit. The wine is lent a little extra structure with a cold soak, an extended period on skins and around 10 months barrel ageing.The Willamette Valley bottling is given a similar vinification but just has a touch more depth. Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc both offer good crisp fruit, particularly the Pinot Blanc. Both are cold fermented and aged on lees, the Pinot Blanc for 18 months and with some barrel ageing adding weight. The Riesling is more serious and has some mineral as well as green fruit intensity. The estate plantings date back to 1979 and this provides additional complexity. Of particular interest here is the Pinot Noir Prismé which is vinified as a white. It gets a gentle pressing and then is barrel fermented and aged on fine lees in barrel for 18 months. It has good acidity and structure and a rich texture. An Estate Pinot Noir red is also made and there is also a pricier L’iris Pinot. (DM)
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