Anthesis bottle

Anthesis

Pinot Noir, 2017

Each year winemakers in the Willamette Valley clamor to get Pinot Noir grapes from the Stermer and Briscoe vineyards. Most are out of luck—but not Richard Sowalsky, our in-house winemaker. He has the track record to assure the farmers that Anthesis—our label dedicated to the best vineyards—does their coveted grapes justice. His 2016 Anthesis earned 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, outscoring many of Oregon’s biggest names. Richard believes this new Pinot is even better.

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Anthesis Pinot Noir is a classic Oregon Pinot, which most consider on a par with the best Pinots from Burgundy, France. That means up-front fruit flavors accented by plenty of savory complexity.

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High
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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Garnet
APPEARANCE
Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Red cherry
Raspberry
White pepper
Iris

Pairing

Classic in style, these reds have equal parts power and finesse. Richer Pinot Noirs 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.

TASTING TIP

Note the savory flavors, which indicate the grapes were picked at optimal ripeness. Harvesting a day later could have resulted in a more fruit-forward wine.

A plush, fruity red is always amazing with pork—and all the more so with this dish's fruity-savory apple and bok choy.

A plush, fruity red will balance out the za'atar spice and perfectly complement the earthy farro salad.

Pork is perfect with a plush, fruity red—and ethereal when the there's a sweet, tangy sauce at work. Pure happiness.

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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 Stermer and Briscoe vineyards are no exception, beloved for yielding Pinots with plush fruit flavors and a subtle floral accent.

DID YOU KNOW?

Yamhill-Carlton’s dirt is an ancient, limestone-rich seabed. Pinot Noir grapes grown in soil with a high limestone concentration often yield wines with brighter, zestier flavors.

  • VARIETY
    Pinot Noir
  • VINTAGE
    2017
  • VINEYARD
    Stermer & Briscoe Vineyards
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, USA
  • OAK
    100% French oak (7 months)
  • ALCOHOL
    14.1%
  • FARMING
    Certified organic

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