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Atticus Wine

Owner(s) Insley-Orrego Family, Porter Family
Web site www.atticuswine.com
 
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Atticus Wine A small winery in the Yamhill-Carlton district of the Willamette Valley making a few hundred cases of wine a year. It is owned jointly by the Insley-Orrego and Porter families. The first vintage was 2005.

Reviewed Wines

2010 Atticus Wine Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.67, 230 cases, $24. 80% Atticus Vineyard Pommard and 20% Dijon 777. Raised in 20% new French oak barrels for 9 months and after racking and blending, spent an additional 2 months in the same barrels. A majority of the vessels were oak puncheons. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose offers reserved aromas of dark berries including strawberries with a hint of stem. Mid weight oak-kissed black cherry core with a hint of mushroom and edible flower. Balanced tannins with a gentle creaminess to the mouth feel. An elegant, feminine offering that has appeal. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »