Anthesis bottle

Anthesis

Pinot Noir, 2016

In Oregon’s Willamette Valley it’s not hard to find Pinot Noir grapes. It’s nearly impossible, though, for winemakers to get their hands on grapes from the Stermer and Briscoe vineyards. Each year both vineyards’ grapes are used to craft some of Oregon’s most critically acclaimed Pinots—including one that landed on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list of 2016. Not only did we manage to get the grapes, we made a Pinot that stands shoulder to shoulder with Oregon’s best.

Profile

Anthesis Pinot Noir is a classic Oregon Pinot Noir. It strikes a beautiful balance between fruit flavors and earthy complexity, which is why it’s so enjoyable when paired with food.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Garnet
APPEARANCE
Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Raspberry
Black cherry
White pepper
Mushroom

Pairing

Classic in style, these reds are equal parts power and finesse. Richer Pinots and Merlot-based Bordeaux reds, with their mix of red- and black-fruit flavors, can hold their own with just about any meat. The most delightful pairing to remember: Pork always loves this kind of Pinot Noir.

More About The Wine

Yamhill-Carlton is one of the most prestigious areas in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where most of the region’s pioneering Pinot producers started out in the 1970s. It’s known for Pinots that are robust yet complex. The Briscoe grapes give this wine its dark-fruit flavors and tannins, while the Stermer grapes impart brightness, red-fruit flavors and subtle earthiness.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Yamhill-Carlton appellation only consists of low-elevation land, much of which is ancient seabed—the most prized soil type for planting Pinot Noir vines.

  • VARIETY
    Pinot Noir
  • VINTAGE
    2016
  • VINEYARD
    Stermer & Briscoe Vineyards
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, USA
  • OAK
    100% French oak (7 months)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    14.5%
  • FARMING
    Certified organic

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