2011 Antica Terra - Pinot Noir "Botanica" Willamette Valley
"Winemaker Maggie Harrison got her start working under Sine Qua Non's Manfred Krankl, proving she has what it takes to craft a world-class wines from Antica Terra's unique terroirs of sandstone and fossilized oyster shells--unusual for the region. Notes of Morello cherry, cassis and sweet almond and spice meld into an exquisite, juicy Pinot that offers both freshness and structure fit for aging. Maggie makes less than 400 cases of the Botanica, so grab this collectible bottling while it's still available." -SFWTC Staff
Wine Advocate: 93 Points
"From barrels selected blind under the aspects of inter alia density, dark fruit, and florality, the Antica Terra 2011 Pinot Noir Botanica ended up being sourced nearly half from Shea Vineyard (the core of previous Botanica bottlings, too) along with Old School Vineyard (a cool site in the extreme South Willamette) and Antica Terra itself. Cranberry and red currant combine with wild ginger, sassafras and iris root for a mouth-shaking Pinot of pungently penetrating intensity, cut and energy, its tart-edged bright juiciness picking up cyanic and smoky piquancy reminiscent of the corresponding “Ceras” bottling in a finish of ringing clarity."
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