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2004 Antica Terra Pinot Noir
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Community Tasting Notes 13
July 31, 2013 - 2013 Post IPNC Tasting of 2004 OR Pinot (Matello Winery): Soaring, amazing nose! tons of dried flowers and herbs, everything from rosemary to roses. I could have spent the rest of the afternoon nosing this wine and been perfectly happy. Worth the price of admission just to smell it. On the palette, great earthy, Burgundian feel. a bit dirty, but in the right way. I'd score this wine very highly. Not sure it will evolve much more though, it's just in a spectacular place right now. Easily my wine of the flight and my wine of the night. I guessed Evesham Wood Cuvee J (and was obviously wrong).1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
gripNsip Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 29, 2013 - Post IPNC blind 2004 Oregon Pinot Noir tasting (Matello): Tasted at a large 2004 Oregon Pinot Noir tasting, this was easily my wine of the night. The nose was practically jumping out of the glass, spiced cherries, cola, pie cherry and ripe grapefruit. On the palate, youthful flavors of spiced ripe cherries, strawberry and grapefruit. As the wine finishes, some richness from age is apparent. Weighty palate but balanced as far as flavor intensity and structure. Long, linear finish. This wine was on another level from the wines in this flight, and the entire tasting. Absolutely wonderful. 93+
oldwines wrote: (92 points)
July 20, 2013 - Light to medium garnet as Pinot noir based wines should be in my opinion. Nose is of cherry, toasty oak and a hint of tobacco. Reasonable life left I think. Palate was smooth and rich reflecting the nose with some added spice box and chocolate. Nice complexity and length.
ras2006 wrote: (85 points)
April 8, 2012 - Nice Oregonian Pinot - earthy but with berry fruits.
January 30, 2012 - Dark plum red color with limited transparency. Aromas of coffee, dried herbs, tar, and cherry. Palate shows coffee and cherry elements and broadens with some air time in the glass. Tannins creep into a medium finish. This needs some more time to unwind but is drinkable now. Drink or hold.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2006, Issue #126 (link)
(Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
4/7/2007 (link) 90 points
(Antica Terra Pinot Noir) Burgundian, earthy, red fruit nose; tasty, tart cherry, red fruit palate; medium finish 90+ pts.
- Vintage 2004
- Type Red
- Producer Antica Terra
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Oregon
- SubRegion Willamette Valley
- Appellation Willamette Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 44 (48%)
- Consumed 48 (52%)