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2008 Antica Terra - Pinot Noir Botanica 750ml
2008 Antica Terra - Pinot Noir Botanica
USA - Oregon - Willamette Valley
Red / Pinot Noir
2008 Antica Terra - Pinot Noir Botanica
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Professional Reviews


Burghound Author: Allen Meadows Issue: 40

(this is a micro-cuvée that is only produced in the best vintages; 13.6%) A very generously wooded nose requires ample aeration to dissipate the relatively strong reduction. The wood however only seems to become more apparent with air and dominates the fruit. There is good concentration to the textured, round and supple medium-bodied flavors that possess noticeable bitterness on the otherwise reasonably long finish. At present, the '08 Botanica is at a very awkward stage and while there appears to be enough underlying material to assimilate the oak in time, I wouldn't touch a bottle for at least 5 years. My score offers the benefit of the doubt that this will come together. In the meantime, buy the '07.

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International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 151

($75) Vivid red. Expansive, room-filling bouquet displays red and dark berry preserves, incense and Asian spices, with an intense floral quality and notes of cola and vanilla. Silky in texture and deep in sweet red fruit character, with gentle tannins adding structure but playing second fiddle to the fruit. The spice and floral notes repeat on the juicy finish, which is broad, smooth and impressively persistent. Delicious now but has the depth to repay at least another five years of cellaring. This wine got about two-thirds new oak while the Willamette Valley bottling got about one-third. Both were fermented with about 10% whole clusters.

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Wine Advocate Author: Jay Miller Issue: 191

There are only 185 cases of the 2008 Pinot Noir Botanica. A splendid aromatic array of cherry blossom, framboise, underbrush, Asian spices, and incense lead to a dense, rich, nearly opulent wine already imbued with complexity and a sense of pure pleasure. This impeccably balanced, seamless effort is one of the stars of the vintage. Its drinking window conservatively extends from 2013 to 2023.

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Johnnymd Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 07/20/2012

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