Red

2016 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 27, 2018 - Black cherry, floral notes and light spices on the nose. A bit above medium bodied (14% ABV) with black cherry and some raspberry notes upfront. Adds some plum, additional black raspberry and and some blackberry notes through the mid-body and into the finish. Picks up some tart red cherry notes along with spices on the backside. Solid tannins lead into the mineral driven finish. I opened this bottle two hours in advance and it wasn't nearly enough as the wine still showed as extremely tight and spice/acidity dominant at that point. Began to open up at the four hour mark and by five, it was showing beautifully. Mid-body in particular took on that expressive elegance that showcases the fruit, but framed with structural notes, leading to a more complete experience. Like the Ceras from two days ago, I had an opportunity to try a bottle and assess where this wine was so as to better judge what I'd purchased from the winery. Based on this, I would hold these bottle until at least mid-2020 to give this time to integrate as based on what this wine showed today, I would expect it will be noticeably improved in that time.

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2 Comments

  • tomoem commented:

    1/17/19, 6:30 PM - Great note on the 16’ Botanical. Take a look about midway through your note at the use of terms “asses”. I believe you might want to update.

  • RGCM Gananda commented:

    1/17/19, 6:39 PM - Glad you found the note of use. Thanks for pointing out my typo. Clearly, I should proofread more closely!

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