Only 280 cases of this unfiltered wine were bottled. As we learn our vineyard, we have been able to identify sections and rows with Reserve potential. This wine was blended from selected barrels and individual rows bearing only 1.5 tons of grapes to the acre. The cool 2007 growing season produced Pinots reminiscent of the great Oregon vintages of the 1980’s and this elegant Reserve captures the same complexities.
Exceptionally well-received by chefs who recognize the wine’s versatility and ability to enhance rather than overwhelm a dish, this wine’s evolution in the glass is remarkable. Wonderfully delicate, yet layered with flavors and aromas, tones of wild blackberries, plums, red cherries combine with earthy notes of cocoa and dusty sandalwood. The underlying minerality is the signature of the vineyard.
93 points: PinotReport
“Medium-deep ruby color; deep, earthy, forest floor aromas and flavors with some rich black cherry notes and pepper, herbs and earth. Moderate tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex, well-structured Pinot, a great match for steak or other grilled meats.”
91 points: Wine Advocate
“.. expressive aromatic array of cedar, spice box, mineral and assorted red fruits … plenty of savory fruit, ripe tannin, lively, well-integrated acidity and a lengthy, pure finish.”
90 points: Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“Sexy aromas of red berry preserves, potpourri and blood orange. Light in body but deep in flavor, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and good back-end lift. Spreads out nicely on the finish, which is impressively clean and persistent.”
89 points: Burghound
".. supple and silky-textured medium-bodied flavors posses good length and a dusty mouthfeel…”
89 points: Wine Enthusiast
“.. demonstrates Anam Cara’s commitment to fruit and terroir. Elegant and charming, it links pomegranate, raspberry and cherry fruit to silky tannins, achieving a lovely purity of expression…”
Excellent! Wine Press Northwest
"When you crop well-tended Dijon clones to 1.5 tons per acre, these are the rewards. The experience begins with aromas of fruit punch with apricot, cherry cola and mulberry, accented with hints of cedar, roasted meat, lilac blossom and lawn grass. Juicy raspberry, president plum and Van cherry flavors and juicy tannins invite your return. Enjoy on its own or with a cheese plate or smoked ribs."
All American Team! PinotFile
“ Alluring perfume of blackberries, plum sauce and tea with a hint of oak. Rich but not cloying array of berry fruits that are thoroughly engaging. Admirable finesse, perfect harmony and a finish that keeps you coming back for more. Great two days later from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A keeper that is liquid nobility. ”