Clear, bright, medium-pale straw yellow. Clean on the nose with medium-full intensity aromas of minerality, bright apple, yeast, and dried lemon rind. Dry on the palate, medium-full body, medium-high acidity, medium alcohol, medium-long finish. Flavors of poached pear, dried tropical fruit, lemon crème brûlée, and lemon meringue. Very highly recommended. (94-95) RR

WHO: Anne Amie Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $45 (media sample)

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