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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir The Uncarved Block 2010 Product #30989 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010

Ernie Pink and Dena Drews craft this lovely Pinot to tell the story of their vineyard in the vintage, blending different clones and parcels from across their 35 acre site perched above Freedom Hill.  In 2010 it's beautiful with the elegance and purity of this remarkable vintage and the open sophistication that only a little time in bottle reveals.  Lovely now and through 2020.

"Bright red. Smoky, mineral-accented black raspberry and rose oil aromas are complemented by hints of cinnamon and allspice. Gently sweet red fruit flavors are given depth by a cherry pit nuance and sharpened by juicy acidity. Silky in texture and appealingly sweet, finishing with very good clarity, subtle tannins and noteworthy spicy persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014 Product #30994 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014 Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014

Pinot Meunier's home is Champagne, where it's the region's most planted grape and makes up the heart of many a fine toasty, rich, sparkling wine.  As an abandoned sparkling wine experiment, Amalie Robert's version is arguably the most consistently excellent example in the world with a string of 90 and 91 point ratings from Wine Advocate, Josh Raynolds at Vinous, and more.

As you'd expect in a Champagne grape, there's a bit of tartness here and I always find it a bit tight and tingly on release.  In warm vintages - like 2014 - it opens quickly, and if you tried it when Dena and Ernie were here in July you'll be shocked at how much flesh it's gained in 45 days.  I like Ernie's tasting note so much, I'll quote it here:  "Delish red. Sweet aromas of ripe Montmorency cherries, red currants and bittersweet chocolate entice the palate into a rosy red fruit mélange intertwined with savory bits and restraining acidity that linger effortlessly. This wine is as elegant as the day is long."

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010 Product #30990 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010

Lots of ways to make great Pinot Noir from a fine vineyard, including blending multiple clones or showcasing just one slice of the Pinot family.  Here Ernie and Dena showcase the Dijon Clones, featuring 7 different selections from 12 blocks across their vineyard.  The Asian spice and sweet fruit Dijon clones are known for get extra complexity from whole cluster fermentation and a good long rest in barrel.  Pretty and pure.

"Bright red. Heady, exotic aromas of fresh red berries, Asian spices and potpourri, with subtle smoke and mineral nuances adding complexity. Silky, expansive and appealingly sweet, offering intense raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a strong spicecake quality that builds on the back half. Pure, focused and strikingly persistent on the finish, which is firmed by fine-grained, harmonious tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011 Product #30997 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011 Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011

Yes, wonderfully elegant and very Northern Rhone-style Syrah from the southern Willamette Valley.  Remarkable stuff.

"The 2011 Syrah Satisfaction includes 50% whole-cluster fruit of four Rhône clones (plus a touch of co-planté Viognier vines). Not picked until November 14, it has an attractive bouquet with macerated red cherries, Provençal herbs, juniper berries and a touch of melted wax. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe red berry fruit mixed with blueberry, Seville orange marmalade and a healthy pinch of white pepper lending the finish that Rhône "vibe." Very linear at the moment, the finish is quite tight. I would actually cellar this for one or two years as it should repay handsomely."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2010 Product #30992 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2010

Every vintage, co-owners/winegrowers Ernie Pink and Dena Drews pick their favorite barrels of the vintage to craft “his & hers” cuvees.  Dena's selection in 2010 is mostly Pommard clone and includes about 25% whole cluster fermented and 40% aged in new French oak.  It's always the more strikingly aromatic of the pair, and in 2010 serves up oodles of lovely perfume to complement the sweet, elegant, fruit. Lovely, pure, satisfying Pinot here.

"Bright ruby-red. A complex, expressive bouquet evokes fresh red berries, Asian spices and potpourri, with a hint of smoky minerals emerging with aeration. Offers juicy, incisive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that stretch out and deepen with air while picking up a suave rose pastille nuance. Shows excellent clarity and drive on the persistent finish, which is firmed by dusty, harmonious tannins and a jolt of blood orange."   Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2010 Product #30993 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2010

Every vintage, co-owners/winegrowers Ernie Pink and Dena Drews pick their favorite barrels of the vintage to craft “his & hers” cuvees.  Ernie's "his" selection always evokes Burgundy, specifically the structured but very pure wines of Dujac.  In 2010 Ernie's lot included a range of clones with about 25% fermented whole cluster and 45% in new French oak.  Broader on the palate than Amalie's Cuvee with more power and chew, but still elegant and wonderfully long.  A fine Pinot for fresh game!

"Bright red. Expressive spicy, floral bouquet evokes fresh rose, red berries and incense, with a subtle orange zest note adding lift. Silky, tangy and precise, offering nervy redcurrant and raspberry flavors that slowly flesh out with air. Shows outstanding clarity and lift on the long, spicy finish, which betrays just a hint of fine-grained tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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Amalie Robert Chardonnay Cameo 2012 Product #30995 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Chardonnay Cameo 2012 Amalie Robert Chardonnay Cameo 2012

Luxurious, barrel-fermented, Chardonnay with Burgundy-like flair.

"The 2012 Chardonnay Heirloom Cameo is whole-cluster pressed and fermented in 500-liter puncheons and underwent partial malo before maturation in barrel without lees-stirring for 14 months. It has an attractive bouquet with citrus lemon, candied orange peel and yellow flowers that is nicely defined and neatly integrated the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a rich and generous entry, waxy in texture with touches of toffee apple and shaved almond on the finish. This is a very well-crafted Chardonnay packed full of flavor. Only 70 cases produced."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2010 Product #30991 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2010

Wadenswil is Oregon's most important "heritage clone" and was the main Pinot selection across the Valley for many years.  After the winegrowers' first mad crush on Dijon clones, more and more winemakers are coming to appreciate Wadenswill's perfume and fruit-filled charm.  Just two barrels made of this beauty which is normally sold only at the winery.  We asked really nicely, but just a case or so is available.

"High-pitched cherry and Asian spice aromas are deepened by notes of sassafras, woodsmoke and cola. Stains the palate with sappy red and dark berry flavors and tangy acidity adding lift and cut. An exotic floral nuance emerges with air and carries through a long, sweet and persistent finish. While this energetic pinot is built to age, it has a lot of immediate appeal."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

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