A fantastic Oregon Pinot from the former assitant at Sine Qua Non! A must try.The winemaker behind the reinvented Antica Terra is Maggie Harrison, formerly assistant winemaker of Sine Qua Non, the cult winery in Santa Barbara. Maggie gained considerable experience there with making big-style wines, and with Oregon Pinot Noir from the Shea Vineyard. The new Antica Terra 2011 Botanica Pinot Noir is a blockbuster that will change how you look at Oregon Pinot! Its gushing with intricate fruit flavors balanced by high-quality toasty oak. A voluptuous texture thats long and layered through the middle. It's almost a fruit-bomb wine, but the acidity lends pizzaz and keeps things lively, fresh, juicy and balanced. This is a wine with real character and that will unquestionably capture the atttion of Oregon wine fans, and of wine critics. Botanica is a limited release from Antica Terra. Always sappy and sanguine with a taste of wild rose, sour cherries, and blood orange. It is tempting to define them solely by their compelling texture and lush personality, but there is a structural element that is equally striking. This balance between extraordinarily concentrated fruit and intense levels of extract is the essence of the wine."
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