Follow this link for excerpts from "Oregon's Expanding Palette of Wines" by Josh Raynolds, Vinous, published February 2018.
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Our adventure with Pinot Noir began in a Parisian café not far from the Eiffel Tower. A great meal and an ethereal bottle of Red Burgundy set us on the path to create Amalie Robert Estate.
"Bob, I think I got here too late. You have your cherry orchard on top of my vineyard!" At the turn of the century we found an old cherry orchard sitting atop of what we believe is the last best place to grow Pinot Noir. We farmed cherries that first year and paid attention to what the land had to say.
Fast forward to today and Amalie Robert Estate is 55,000 vines covering 35 acres stitched into the sedimentary soils just outside of Dallas, Oregon. We sustainably farm our vineyard and only use Estate grown fruit for Amalie Robert Estate wines.
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From the Chief Farming Officer's seat during the Great Cluster Pluck of 2017
The 2012 The Uncarved Block Pinot Noir earned 93 points and a Top 100 Best Buy of the Year from Wine & Spirits. Follow this link to purchase your own Best Buy.
"Dena Drews and Ernie Pink have been quietly producing some of Oregon's most elegant and perfumed Pinots since the 2004 vintage. Their 30-acre vineyard outside the town of Dallas, abutting the famed Freedom Hill vineyard where Drews and Pink live, is painstakingly farmed and yields are kept low so production of these wines is limited. Winemaking includes abundant use of whole clusters, which is no doubt responsible for the wines' exotic bouquets and sneaky structure…" - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2015
This is the 2017 Harvest After Action Report (AAR) from Amalie Robert Estate. A FLOG communication.
The Great Cluster Pluck of 2017 began at Amalie Robert Estate in September by harvesting the wings of Pinot Noir for our Bellpine Pearl Rosé, and after much ado with our well pump, motor and wiring, we resumed with the Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. The Great Cluster Pluck of 2017 concluded in November with our cool climate, Côte Rôtie style Syrah and Viognier.
Follow this link to read the full Harvest After Action Report (AAR).
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“Amalie Robert, whose vineyard is in the western part of the Willamette Valley, makes a very strong case for Syrah, but production of their two graceful wines is painfully small, as in just a few barrels of wine per vintage.”
2012 Top Barrel Syrah: The highest rated Syrah from the Willamette Valley and the first to earn a 94 point review from Vinous. So for now, the Top Barrel reigns supreme.
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Our multi-level, gravity flow winery is comprised of 1,200 tons of concrete, mostly underground. Our Pinot Noirs are fermented with whole clusters, indigenous yeast and are barrel aged and blended for complexity and age worthiness.
Amalie Robert Estate was founded by Dena Drews and Ernie Pink in 1999. Winemaking is our second careers and the guiding principle is stewardship. We are the vineyard managers and winemakers. And what’s the story behind the name?
Amalie Robert is a combination of Dena’s middle name, “Amalie” (pronounced AIM-a-lee) and Ernie’s, “Robert.” We are the “A” team.
Follow this link for excerpts from "Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot"
by Josh Raynolds, Vinous, published January 2018.