September 29, 2015

2010 Anne Amie Prismé Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Blanc

14.1% alc., pH 3.41, TA 0.66, 268 cases, $50. Released May 2013. Sourced from Anne Amie Estate and Rainbow Ridge vineyards. Clones are Pommard and 115. Free-run juice was racked into French oak puncheons and barrel fermented with lees stirring, full malolactic fermentation, and aged for 18 months in 38% new and 62% neutral oak before bottling. · This is a serious wine that displays intriguing complexity. Mild golden yellow color and clear in the glass. The aromatic profile is quite pleasing with scents of pear, baked apple, kiwi and vanilla. Slightly creamy on the palate and juicy acidity on the finish with an array of flavors including pear, apple and peach with a nutty undertone. Much more expressive and alive the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Peaches and cream is the main theme but hints of coconut and pineapple add interest. Score: 92. Reviewed June 9, 2014

Winery: Anne Amie Vineyards
From article: Anne Amie Vineyards