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Amalie Robert Chardonnay Her Silhouette 2011 Product #28072 (In Stock)

The cool 2011 Willamette Valley vintage shows through clear as a bell in this bright, crisp,  no-oak, Chardonnay.  Two blocks of Dijon clones were hand harvested in early November and then fermented and aged in tank with no malolactic fermentation.  The result is a wonderfully fresh and elegant Chardonnay, redolent of pineapple, crisp green apple and mango fruit with zippy accents of ginger and  lemongrass.  The richness of the pure Chardonnay fruit is perfectly balanced by the bright acids on the long, mouthwatering, finish.  Focused, pure, and very delicious.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clones 2009 Product #28036 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clones 2009 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clones 2009

We had a little of the 2008 late last year, but the 2009 may be even better.  It’s a blend of 5 Dijon clones, grown on 4 different rootstocks sourced from 9 dry farmed blocks, each fermented with some whole clusters and aged in barrel for at least 12 months.  Like all Amalie Robert wines, it’s released late, which means you can actually enjoy it now (although it will age beautifully).  Pretty, bright, and full of sweet Dijon clone red fruits balanced by bright, spring-like, acidity.  Mouthwatering and delicious.

"Bright red. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of red berry preserves, potpourri and sandalwood, with a touch of cola in the background. Shows very good intensity and sweetness, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of bitter blood orange. Closes on a spicy note, with excellent clarity and persistent sweetness."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007 Product #25736 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007

“Beautiful”, “lovely”, and “elegant” all appear again and again in my tasting notes here.  Opens with soaring aromatics of juicy red fruit, spice, and fresh cut fragrant flowers.  In the mouth weightless and utterly transparent with raspberry and strawberry fruits lifted by bright acidity and complicated by notes of licorice and spice. Floral and cherry flavors linger on and on.

“Limpid red. Suave, complex scents of fresh red berries, potpourri, incense and licorice. Palate-staining strawberry and raspberry flavors are lifted by notes of orange peel and white pepper, with a deeper cherry pit quality emerging on the back. Suave and accessible right now, finishing with very good cut and length.”International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009 Product #28035 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009

Normally sold only at the winery or to mailing list customers, we’re delighted to be the only retailer in the country to get an allocation of this two barrel/50 case wine.  Wadenswil was Oregon’s first Pinot Noir clone and, with Pommard, responsible for the region’s first head-turning successes.  Although the fashion for Dijon clones dominated Oregon plantings in the 2000s, thoughtful growers have come to realize that Wadenswil clones grown on loose, sedimentary, soils deliver a uniquely delicious blend of savory spice and deep, luscious, fruit that Dijon clones miss.

That’s what you’ll find here from 10 year-old Wadenswil vines grown without irrigation on patches of sedimentary soil throughout the Amalie Robert vineyard.  Low yields, higher than normal leaf cover, and late harvesting allow Wadenswil’s tannins to soften and ripe fruit flavors to develop without any excessive alcohol.  Whole cluster fermented with native yeast and aged in barrel for at least 12 months, this wine is made from the two barrels that Ernie and Dena think best expresses Wadenswil’s potential in their unique, Southern Willamette Valley, site.

“Bright red. Heady, exotic aromas of candied red fruits, sandalwood, lavender and rose. Juicy, sweet and focused, offering fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight with air. Shows an array of spice and floral qualities on the finish, along with notes of candied raspberry and bitter rhubarb. Wild stuff, and balanced to age.” International Wine Cellar 93 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2008 Product #27679 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2008 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2008

A winery to watch from just above Freedom Hill.  2008 is the third vintage of Dena Drews and Ernie Pink's labor of love we've sold and it's hardly surprising that the 2008s are the best yet.  A late release from the winery, the 2008 Amalie's Cuvee is pretty, full of fruit, and - best of all for a 2008 - is actually showing delineation and complexity already.  Yummy stuff.

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Amalie’s Cuvee offers greater depth and concentration. A captivating nose of wood smoke, allspice, brown sugar, violets, and assorted black fruits leads to a plush, moderately structured wine that will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring. This pleasurable effort will be at its best from 2012 to 2020."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Product #28037 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007

Every year, co-owners Dena Drews and Ernie Pink choose their absolute favorite barrels in the winery to create their top wine – The Reserve.  Production is always tiny (just 227 cases in 2007), and virtually all is sold to mailing list and winery direct customers.  We’re honored that Ernie and Dena have allowed us to have the very last of their for-sale stock to offer to you.

“Limpid red. Bright strawberry, raspberry and Asian spices on the nose, with a seductive note of potpourri that gains strength with air. Sappy, spicy, attractively sweet red fruit flavors are energized by tangy blood orange and white pepper nuances, with a note of medicinal cherry adding grip. Plays deep cherry off tangy strawberry on the finish, which is precise, lively and very long. This will age on its energy and balance.”International Wine Cellar 93 points

“Rowan, heliotrope, hibiscus, and in fact an entire floral sachet emanate from the glass of Amalie Robert 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve, resembling – but also heightening – aromatic behavior I’ve experienced this year in a number of wines harvested in this “vintage from hell.” Relatively low tannin – like high perfume – is a theme here, but there is an invigorating ping born of fresh red berry acidity allied to subtle crunch of berry seeds on an otherwise polished palate. Reflecting the warmth that led up to 2007’s miseries, hints of caramel are allied to entirely ripe expressions of red fruits, and 13.6% alcohol reveals itself as expansiveness without weight or heat. A smoky aura of burley tobacco mingles with the profuse inner-mouth perfume of this buoyant, vibrant Pinot that finishes with fine, long, mouthwateringly salt-tinged length: not gripping but both stimulating and soothing.”Wine Advocate 94 points

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