2002 Antica Terra Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 88 points

    October 30, 2016 - 500 ml bottle. Baking spice and red cherry aromas, nicely mature. Similar flavors, slightly more advanced, with moderately firm tannins on finish. These were better a few years back, so certainly time to drink up,

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

    August 7, 2012 - I haven't revisited this wine in 3 or 4 years, and it is still holding up well in these odd little 500 ml bottles. Still fresh red cherry on nose with a slight cola hints and some earth background notes. Same red cherry on palate, modest spice, but an ever-so-slightly bitter hint on finish.

  • oldgrowth45 wrote: 91 points

    May 29, 2010 - Medium maroon color, with noticable bricking on rim. the legs are thin but slow. The nose is strong! Hot asphalt, turning over a pile of week-old grass clippings, sweat, rootbeer, iodine and wet iron.
    The initial palate is tart, tangy burnt rubber. The iron & iodine carry through with white pepper on the mid-palate. The same complexity in the nose isn't as evident on the palate. But, everything mellows and warms nicely on the finish, which has wonderful length. There's a fecundity and life energy to this bottle that evokes images of buxom farm women harvesting fruit on a drowsy, warm summer day. Cue Beethoven's 6th symphony Pastoral, or the final movement of the 9th full volume and look to the sun as it slowly sets on the horizon... That's livin'!

  • jmh st louis wrote: 88 points

    April 19, 2010 - gentle flavors of red cherry and graphite on a lite finish.

  • cse wrote: 87 points

    July 2, 2009 - still young and quite tannic--and this was a 500 ml bottle. it's an excellent wine if you want to drink a pinot masquerading as a cab . . . enough said. in it's favor i will say that it has none of the sappy-syrupy nonsense one finds in so many overcooked pinots. and it has decent complexity. still, for me, it's not even close to the equal of some much more humbly priced pinots from france, e.g., the 2007 Domaine D'Antugnac Cote Pierre Lys (which I'm drinking as I write this, recalling the glass of Antica Terra i consumed last night0

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2004, Issue #16 (link)

    (Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2004, IWC Issue #113 (link)

    (Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/21/2010 (link) 89 points

    (Antica Terra Pinot Noir) Bricking medium dark red violet color; mature, forest floor, pine needle, mushroom nose; mature, forest floor, bacon fat palate with green notes; medium finish 89+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/21/2008 (link) 88 points

    (Antica Terra Pinot Noir) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; earthy, mature, chlorine, dried cherry and iodine nose; iodine, tart, dried berry and mineral palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Antica Terra
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

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  • In Cellars 62 (32%)
  • Consumed 130 (68%)

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