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Anthesis

Pinot Noir, 2018

Anthesis (an-THEE-sis) is the time in spring when grapevines are in full bloom, self-pollinating their flowers into grape berries. The promise of anthesis is the inspiration for this rich and complex Pinot Noir, sourced from organically-farmed Stermer and Briscoe Vineyards in the acclaimed Yamhill-Carlton District of Oregon.

Profile

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.

Low
High
TANNIN
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.

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
    2018
  • VINEYARD
    Stermer & Briscoe Vineyards
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
  • OAK
    100% French Oak (10 months)
  • ALCOHOL
    14.1%
  • FARMING
    Certified organic

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