Best Northwest wines of 2015: 20-11

By on December 30, 2015

14. Anam Cara Cellars 2012 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $33

anam-cara-pnSheila and Nick Nicholas run this vineyard and winery in a beautiful location in the hills above Newberg, Ore., and their wines have developed into some of the best in the Willamette Valley. This example of Pinot Noir from a superb vintage reveals aromas of red plum, a hint of purple lavender and red cherry. On the palate, it offers flavors of elegant red fruit backed by mild tannins and bright acidity.
Rating: Outstanding!
Production: 1,700 cases
Alcohol: 14.2%

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