- Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clones 2008 Product #27678 (In Stock)
Thanks goodness owners Dena Drew and Ernie Pink release their wines so late (this is the current release!), because it means you're able to actually taste how good the bottle you buy today is instead of just imagining what it will be like in the future! This is pretty, bright, and full of sweet Dijon clone red fruits balanced by bright, springlike, acidity. Mouthwatering and delicious.
"Seductively perfumed, expressive aromas of dried red berries, allspice and cinnamon, with a slow-mounting floral quality and a hint of blood orange. Light in body but potent, offering sweet redcurrant and raspberry flavors that stain the palate. An intense spicy overtone carries through the nervy, mineral-driven finish. Lots of flavor intensity here but there's zero fat on this wine."International Wine Cellar 92 points
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Dijon Clones displays an enticing nose of cedar, spice box, violets, black cherry, and plum. This sets the stage for a moderately structured, spicy, sweetly fruited wine with good volume and length. Give it 1-2 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2018."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2008 Product #27679 (In Stock)
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