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Vineyard: Twelve Oaks Estate

OwnersRobert Pamplin, Jr.
AppellationChehalem Mountains
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Anne Amie Two Estates Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 2,000 cases, $N/A. 68% Twelve Oaks Estate and 32% Anne Amie Estate. About 20% whole cluster. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with effusive aromas of cherry, rose petal and spice. More intensity, structure, and length than the Willamette Valley bottling, featuring inviting flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice. Forward drinking, with invitingly juicy acidity making for a vibrant, fullflavored wine. Score: 90-91. Reviewed July 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Anne Amie Winemaker’s Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.59, 2,435 cases, $28. Release October 2015. 37% Anne Amie Estate, 53.7% Twelve Oaks Estate and 9.3% Huntington Hill. Multiple Dijon clones, Pommard 4 and Wädenswil 2A. Fruit was de-stemmed, an extended postfermentation maceration, and aged on the lees in French oak barrels for 10 months, 14.8% new. Once bottled, the wine was aged 6 months before release. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose shyly reveals aromas of darker fruits and cardamom spice with the slightest sweet oak. Luscious and opulent on the palate, with a mid weight plus charge of black cherry and blackberry fruits nicely spiced and complimented by a touch of anise-laced oak. Very enjoyable now. Score: 89-90. Reviewed July 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Anne Amie Twelve Oaks Estate Boisseau Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.62, 125 cases, $40. Released March 2015. From the Brousseau block at Twelve Oaks Estate. At 750 feet elevation, Anne Amie’s highest elevation Pinot Noir planting and a cool site that does best in warmer vintages. Pommard 4, 667 and 777 clones. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged a total of 16 months in French oak barrels, 54.5% new, and racked into neutral French oak barrels after 10 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and bottleaged for 12 months before release. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of fresh cherry, strawberry, spice and toasty oak. Vibrant and clean on entry with a core of black cherry fruit that really makes a statement. Beautifully crafted with a seamless composure, finishing with amazing generosity. Score: 93-94. Reviewed July 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Anne Amie Twelve Oaks Estate Louise Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.61, 150 cases, $40. Released March 2015. Louis Vineyard is the lowest elevation planting on the Twelve Oaks Estate making it a warmer site. Pommard 4 and Dijon 777 clones. Grapes were de-stemmed, cold-soaked for 5 days, aged a total of 16 months in French oak barrels, 45.5% new, racked into neutral French oak barrels after 10 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and bottle-aged for 12 months before release. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Slightly brooding aromas of black raspberry, cassis, underbrush, pine and spice. Bursting with luscious dark fruits, but somewhat reticent at this stage. A little more tannin and more oak overlay compared to the Boisseau Vineyard bottling, but a similar well-endowed finish. Score: 91-92. Reviewed July 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Anne Amie Winemaker’s Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.64, 4,286 cases, $30. Released January 2014. 44.1% Anne Amie Estate, 42% Twelve Oaks Estate, 9.8% Rainbow Ridge, and 4.1% Alloro vineyards. Harvest extended to November 6. Largely de-stemmed, 7-21-day cold soak, extended maceration, and on the skins for a total of 28-40 days. Free-run and light pressings were combined and aged 11 months in 29.9% new, 10.3% 1-year, and 59.8% neutral French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Intriguing aromas of cherry, rose petal and exotic spices. The core of red cherry and cranberry fruit is satisfying, but the nose is the best feature of this easy to drink wine. Suave tannins and a refreshing lift of acidity on the finish complete the experience. Score: 88. Reviewed June 9, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Anne Amie Twelve Oaks Estate Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.62, 194 cases, $40. Released November 2013. Laurelwood soil. Clones 115, Pommard 4, 777 and Wädenswil. Largely de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 12 months in 25% new, 18% 1-year, and 57% neutral French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Hi-tone aromas of cherry, balsam, rose petal and spice draw you in. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and spice and caressed by supple tannins. Very silky on the palate with a bright finish. Still charming the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed June 9, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Anne Amie Marilyn Chehalem Mountains Brut Rosé

12.0% alc., pH 3.01, TA 0.83, RS .02%, 298 cases, $45. Released February 2015. 100% Twelve Oaks Estate. Production was by traditional méthode champenoise, aged on the lees en tirage for 3 years, and a dosage added after disgorgement. Aged a further 4 months in bottle before release. · Pretty pink-orange color in the glass with a good bead. Aromas of blood orange, peach and raspberry lead to a dry, crisp experience featuring flavors of blood orange, strawberry and Damsel plum. The fruit intensity is discreetly concentrated and satisfying, and the wine sports a refreshing finish than really cleanses the palate. I agree with Thomas regarding suggested food pairings: anything! Score: 92. Reviewed July 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Annie Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.62, 1,971 cases, $35. Release February 2013. Anne Amie Estate, Twelve Oaks Estate, Rainbow Ridge and Alloro vineyards. 7-20 day cold soak, extended maceration, on skins 28-49 days. Aged on lees in 15% new, 34% 1-year, and 51% neutral French oak barrels for 16 months. Aged in bottle for 12 months before release. · Raspberry color in the glass. Nicely scented with aromas of fresh raspberry coulis and spice. Moderately rich with flavors of sweet red plums and dark raspberries, with the fruit pulled into line with good acidity and fine tannins. A very impressive Willamette Valley bottling that can perform beautifully as a daily drinker. I recommend it for case buys. Very good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Anne Amie Twelve Oaks Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.63, 124 cases, $50. 100% Twelve Oaks Estate Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. 5-day cold soak, 10-day fermentation. Aged 16 months in 40% new, 20% 1-year and 40% neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and bottle aged for 12 months before release. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas leap out of the glass with effusive notes of fresh berries, roses and spice. Deep, dark red berry, strawberry nectar reduction, and brown spice flavors with well proportioned acidity and tannins, finishing with a sappy cherry highlight. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Anne Amie L’Iris Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 260 cases, pH 3.63, TA 0.56, $75. Release May 2013. A barrel selection sourced from several vineyards including Anne Amie Estate and Twelve Oaks Estate. Pommard, 777, 115 and 828 clones. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 18 months in 20% new, 40% 1-year, and 40% neutral French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. A wine with serious intentions and longevity. Bright aromas of berry mash with baking spices and clove. Moderately rich core of black cherry, berry and plum fruit flavors with an earthy, tea accent. Powerfully structured so will need time for the tannins to soften. Impressive. Very good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »