Press

Below you will find a selection of reviews, scores, and press for Anne Amie Winery and our wines. For bottle shots, tech sheets, labels, and our distributor list, please visit our Trade page.

Classic Anne Amie Wines

Reserve Wines

Anne Amie Pinot Gris

Anne Amie Pinot Gris

2011
  • 92 Points Wine & Spirits
    “Scents of apples and pineapple are adorned by a modest herbal accent. The wine’s flavors proceed in this fashion, the fruit more pear-broad, the herbal accent now of tarragon and chive, with some cool-vintage nerve on the finish that gives the wine its considerable energy.” (read)
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Estate Dry Riesling

2012
  • “Two Thumbs Way Up” from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    “Aromas of jasmine, yellow peach, mint and apricot. Juicy, tart flavors of peach, apricot, tangerine and lime zest with a spicy, long finish that makes your mouth water.” (read)

  • “Oregon Rieslings Rival Europe’s Best on Taste and Price” Bloomberg

    The Yamhill-Carlton district vineyards, dating to 1979, show their terroir with plenty of spice and dry minerality. Better known for their pinot noir and pinot blanc, Anne Amie uses old vine riesling grapes and treats them with minimal processing, keeping yield low to produce a superb intensity in their riesling, along with a refreshing acidity to balance the sugars. This is the ideal wine for trout or any lake fish.” (read)

  • 90 points Tasting Panel Magazine

Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir

Anne Amie Pinot Noir

2011
  • 90 points Allen Meadows
    “A pretty and again attractively perfumed nose of ripe and fresh raspberry, cherry and briar hints leads to delicious, round and nicely voluminous middle weight flavors that offer fine length and reasonably good ripeness in the context of the 2011 vintage. I like this as it’s clean, balanced and delivers fine value. Drink now through 2017+.”
2010
  • 90 Points David Schildknecht of The Wine Advocate
    “Anne Amie’s 2010 Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Selection reflects a wide diversity of clones at their home and Twelve Oak properties (with another 20% of the fruit originating in Rainbow Ridge and the very promising Alloro). Tart, juicy brightness of ripe pomegranate, cherry and red raspberry lends this a delicious impression of fruit shrub and a veneer of caramelized resin from barrel is light and well-integrated. Bacon fat, nutmeg, and candied citrus rind, add interest on the way to a satisfyingly long, lip-smacking finish. I expect this will drink well through at least 2018.” (read)
  • 89 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Bright ruby-red. High-pitched red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by notes of white pepper and rose oil. Focused black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are supported and lifted by tangy acidity. Closes on a spicy note, with good cut and subtle tannic grip.” (read)
  • 88 points Wine Spectator
    “Fresh and vibrant, with a light coating of tannins around a modest core of blackberry and loamy earth flavors.” (read)
2009
  • 89 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Vivid red. Red berry and cherry aromas show good clarity and energy. Brisk and focused on the palate, offering spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with good breadth and sweetness, leaving red fruit preserve notes behind.” (read)
  • 89 points from Burghound
    “A more deeply pitched nose of red berries exhibits background nuances of plum, violet and black currants. There is a suave and seductive texture to the delicious and solidly complex flavors that terminate in a balanced, persistent and harmonious finish. This also offers good value.” (read)
  • 89 points The Wine Advocate
    “My favorite of this collection is the 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley. Aromas of cedar,cinnamon, clove, rose petal, and cherry compose the bouquet of this velvety-textured,easy-going, impeccably balanced Pinot. There is enough material here to ensure another 5-6 years of enjoyable drinking. It makes a good case for the art of blending.” (read)
2008
  • 90 Points Wine Spectator
    “Lithe, open-textured and appealing for its red berry, cherry and charred meat aromas and flavors, this persists nicely against slightly sandy tannins.” (read)

Estate Pinot Noir

Anne Amie Pinot Noir

2011
  • 91 Points David Schildknecht of The Wine Advocate
    “Plum and cherry with tart edges and tinged with sassafras on the nose and brightly-juicy palate of Anne Amie’s 2010 Pinot Noir Estate (i.e. from their home vineyard on Mineral Springs Ridge) would have led me, if tasted blind, to conclude that it was a 2011. Smoky and toasty notes from barrel; hints of humus; and a strongly saline streak add up to an impressive measure of invigoration, interest, and salivary gland stimulation from this Pinot’s protracted finish, guaranteed to encourage the next sip. I suspect this will continue to show impressively through the remainder of the present decade.” (read)
  • 89 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Vivid red. Spicy red berry and cherry aromas are lifted by a zesty note of candied orange peel. Spicy and incisive on the palate, with good energy to its raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. The smooth, fruity finish leaves notes of red fruit preserves behind.” (read)
  • 89 points Burghound
    “A background touch of wood frames ripe but cool and airy aromas of mostly dark berry fruit scents that display discreet hints of spice and floral nuances. There is good punch to the slightly bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that offer notably better depth and length. This will also drink well young if desired.” (read)

Twelve Oaks Estate Pinot Noir

Anne Amie Pinot Noir

2010
  • 91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Bright ruby. Pungent dark berry and incense aromas are complemented by notes of spicecake and sassafras. Sappy and penetratingly sweet black raspberry and vanilla flavors, plus a suave touch of candied rose. The floral note carries through a long, gently tannic finish with very good energy and lift.” (read)
  • 90 points Burghound
    “Here the slightly more elegant nose is compositionally quite similar to that of the Estate. There is a bit more volume and mid-palate concentration to the restrained medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel, all wrapped in a delicious, balanced and solidly lingering finish. Again this could be enjoyed young but personally I would give it at least 2 to 3 years of cellar time. Recommended.” (read)
  • 89 Points Wine Spectator
    “Sleek and lively, with subdued blackberry and tar flavors that keep humming against refined tannins, finishing harmoniously. Drink now through 2018.” (read)
2009
  • 90 Points Wine Spectator
    “Sleek, with an open feel to the juicy currant and plum fruit, lingering effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2016.” (read)
  • 90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Vivid ruby-red. Pungent aromas of red and dark berry preserves, candied rose and mocha, with a slow-building spiciness. Fleshy and smooth on the palate, offering lively raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of mulberry. Fruity and open-knit, with a touch of musky herbs on the persistent finish. This is delicious right now.” (read)
Anne Amie Pinot Noir

Annahala Vineyard Pinot Noir

2009
  • 90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Bright red. Fresh red berry and cherry aromas and flavors are complicated by notes of Asian spices and cola. Bright and racy on entry, them fleshier and deeper in the mid-palate, offering intense bitter cherry and black raspberry qualities on a long, spicy finish. This is a one-off bottling for this Willamette Valley-based winery.” (read)
  • 9 to 9.5 out of 10 for from Vinography
    “Light garnet in the glass, this wine smells of sweet cherries and raspberries. In the mouth cherry and raspberry fruit have an aromatic sweetness that is grounded by faint cedary tannins and hints of dirt. Great acidity. Juicy and delicious.” 9 to 9.5 out of 10 for from Vinography (read)
Anne Amie Pinot Noir

Reserve Wines

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Prismé Pinot Noir Blanc

2010
  • 91 points Wine Spectator
    “A serious white, this is vibrant, focused and distinctive, with a delicate balsamic edge to the pear and spice flavors, coming together smoothly and lingering effortlessly. Drink now through 2016.” (read)
2009
  • Sunset Magazine
    “Complex and exotic, with spicy pear, candied fig, caramelized peach, and a touch of banana following a burst of creamy lemon.” (read)
  • 90 Points Ken’s Wine Guide
    “It opens with a mild apple, strawberry and peach bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, nicely balanced and flavorful. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild apricot and Bosc pear blend with a hint of honeydew melon. The finish is dry and some vanilla oak notes show up at the end.”
  • 94-95 Points from Palate Press
    “Poached pear, dried tropical fruit, lemon crème brûlée, and lemon meringue. Very highly recommended.”

L’iris Pinot Noir

L'iris Reserve

2008
  • 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Vivid ruby-red. Asian spices, black raspberry, vanilla and musky underbrush on the complex nose. Deep but energetic red and dark berry flavors show good intensity and are lifted by zesty acidity. Finishes smoky and very long, with very good clarity and appealing sweetness. Delicious now but has the stuffing to reward aging.” (read)
  • 90 points Burghound
    “A restrained, elegant and commendably pure nose mixes red and dark berry fruit aromas that slide gracefully into nicely rich, round and sappy yet entirely serious middle weight flavors that possess fine detail and finishing complexity. This is a beautifully understated effort and while the tannins aren’t especially refined, the overall impression is a harmonious wine of fine character.” (read)

2007
  • 91 points Burghound
    “This is one of the riper as well as more concentrated wines that I have sampled from Oregon’s 2007 vintage. It offers a pretty and perfumed red pinot fruit nose cut with briar hints that leads to detailed, pure and attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess fine depth and length plus impeccable balance…it is positively lovely and should reward a few years of cellar time first. Outstanding. Recommended.” (read)
  • 91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
    “Vivid red. Suave, fragrant scents of wild strawberry, raspberry and orange peel, with complicating notes of sandalwood and potpourri. Sweet red berry and cherry-vanilla flavors are framed by velvety tannins and enlivened by juicy acidity. Became more fleshy and pliant with air, finishing with impressive clarity and an echo of vanilla and lingering spiciness. This wine was raised in 95% new French barriques for 18 months; while the oak is present right now I’d bet on it integrating with the deep fruit in the next couple of years.” (read)