2012 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Antikythera

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Eola - Amity Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • adipovino Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 13, 2018 - Stellar pinot. Still has a lot of room to run. Expressive nose of earth, clove and underbrush. Plenty of fruit but already developed nice complexity. Red cherries, vanilla and touch of cola on the palate. Perfectly balanced with a long, seamless finish. Best vintage for this since the '09.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Geoff Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 14, 2018 - Beautiful fruit, balanced with just right tannins, some secondary notes starting to develop, elegant yet subtely powerful. Long finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 28, 2017 - Red berry, red cherry, minerals and spice notes on the nose that got more and more aromatic the longer it was open. Between medium and full bodied (14.2% ABV) and opened two hours ahead of time and drunk over the next 90 minutes. Starts off with red berry and red cherry and then adds black cherry and black raspberry along with redfruit hints in one of the most spectacular mid-body's I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Not only did the wine pick up additional density here, but it felt like there were simply miles of depth through this section. Elegance, roundness and nuance are pale descriptors for what the wine imparted at this stage. Pleasantly integrated spices, earth notes, expressive floral qualities and mineral notes marked the lengthy finish. Tannins and acidity provide both structure and contrast, but completely unobtrusively.

    Beyond the mid-body (which was stellar), strengths of this wine were its overall complexity level and its impressive balance. This bottle was a perfect example of how a great pinot noir can simply be enrapturing. When all the various elements come together nearly perfectly as they did in the mid-body of this wine, coupled with nearly flawless transitions, the result is simply poetry. Next bottle for me will be July 2018, unless I buy some more before then. Should last for several years and might even score higher in the future.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • ryonlife wrote: 86 points

    June 5, 2017 - Deep cherry on the nose. Really fruit-driven palate, vanilla, cherry coke kinda thing. Well balanced, light tannins, light acidity. We're having it with Ethiopian that has some spice, which pairs pretty well. Nice wine with this meal but don't know if I'd love it solo or with a steak. Not a bad wine but incredibly disappointing for the price point.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Christoffer78 Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 20, 2017 - A powerful, structured, sumptuous and terrifically elegant wine. This effort still makes a razor sharp impression with dark fruit is accompanied by limestone, granite gravel and profound red fruit. The rainy deciduous forest floor emerges after some time in the glass. There is absolutely no doubt this wine is moving into greatness and already has an astonishing complexity. The nose is just sublime and one of the best pinot noses I have ever experienced. Everything is in place and nothing is over the top. The palate is best described as magnificent. with perfect balance and brilliant integration. This effort will continue to age well for another decade or more. Certainly among the top pinots I have ever tasted this wine follows a trajectory that might actually move it into Pinot heaven in due course!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Antica Terra
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Antikythera
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Eola - Amity Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (2%)
  • In Cellars 518 (74%)
  • Consumed 167 (24%)

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