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2011 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica
- > Oregon
- > Willamette Valley
Community Tasting Notes 18
ledwards wrote: (91 points)
August 22, 2014 - Burgundian nose- would have been fooled in a blind. A pleasantly restained palate that offered a bevy of interesting notes- a good mix of red and black fruit ( Oregon signature flavors peeking through) and earthen tones. Started more robust and after a lot of air time ( 8-12 hours), thinned out a little with some green notes. I recco drinking in a pop and pour fashion. Good result overall.
beezer6 wrote: (93 points)
August 16, 2014 - Afghanistan Greg Dinner with the Crew (Wildfire Chicago): Dinner at Wildfire for Afghanistan Greg with Johnny, Chris, Sylvia and Nicole. Nicole brought this.
Tasted this side by side the Peter Michael Moulin Rouge 2011. While the Peter Michael may have won that battle, the Botanica put up quite a fight.
Lovely mineral driven dark qualities compared to the Peter Michael. Dark earthy blackberries and dark cherries, some nice smoke and a fair dose of earth.
Less pepper and spice and more earth earth. A little less aromatic as a whole too but this was mineral city by the end of the meal. Dark rock and touches of game.
Palate is long and well extracted but still lively with good acidity. More mineral notes on the back end. Clean finish. Excellent and highly recommended.
rocknroller wrote: (93 points)
August 9, 2014 - Annual Wine Group Summer Event (Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN): One of my favorites of the night. I didn't take any notes, but it was showing well with another year of bottle age. Classy stuff. 92+ to 93pts.
prasm Likes this wine: (92 points)
June 14, 2014 - Consumed over 2 days (vacuvined), note from day 2. Nose: Medium-plus expressiveness, dark red fruit - cranberry and black cherry, pine needles, and dark flowers in the background. Palate: Medium bodied, good balance, spicy red fruit attack, solid acid backbone, a little smokiness thru the mid-palate, flavors build in intensity thru the back-end. Finish is lengthy and complex - spicy red fruit, pine needles, smokiness, mineral presence, and cigar tobacco.1 person found this helpful Comment
jinatnrt Likes this wine: (92 points)
February 16, 2014 - Wonderful nose of ripe strawberries and raspberries entice you to drink away. It's fairly hefty for a pinot noir but its tannins and alcohol level isn't aggressive enough to keep me away from this wine. One of more pleasurable pinot noir from US.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
July/August 2013, Issue #169 (link)
(Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Antica Terra
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Botanica
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Oregon
- SubRegion Willamette Valley
- Appellation Willamette Valley
- Pending Delivery 22 (3%)
- In Cellars 594 (85%)
- Consumed 82 (12%)