VINTAGE DESCRIPTION The 2015 vintage was fast and furious, early and unrelenting. We knew we were in for an early harvest from the early bud break in March. The hot summer shaved a few more days off of the average rate of development for Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Our first fruit was brought in on August 28th off of the Twelve Oaks Estate, marking the earliest harvest in Anne Amie Vineyards’ history. After picking for our sparkling wine, we waited two weeks for the next pick. On September 10th, we began harvesting blocks of Pinot Noir at both the Anne Amie Estate Vineyard and Twelve Oaks Estate. We have never had such a fruitful harvest, and fortunately, the growing conditions provided for clean fruit, and we did not have to worry about pests or birds. Harvest truly began in earnest on September 19th, a full 108 days after bloom, and it didn’t stop until our final pick on October 9th, with the last of the Müller-Thurgau coming off the vine. Cluster size was in the very large and the grapes were full of bold flavors. This is a vintage of large yields and exceptional quality.
AROMA dark cherry, sweet tobacco, horehound candy, cardamom, black tea, kirsch
FLAVOR sweet dark cherries and berries, forest floor, anise, dark chocolate nibs, baking spice
FINISH long with rich, smooth tannins and acidity
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS roast game hen, pork rillettes, oven roasted vegetables, Peking duck, lamb sliders, venison, chanterelle risotto, pozole