1. Anam Cara Pinot Clone Comparison: 2011 Dijon Clone 114 vs. 115

    Essential Northwest Wines (Apr 2 2013)

    1. Anam Cara Pinot Clone Comparison: 2011 Dijon Clone 114 vs. 115

      Pinot noir clones are a source of fascination: how they differ in the vineyard, how they differ in wine expression. Comparing and contrasting single-clone wines can be great fun, but also is a perilous pursuit as one tries to parse the influences of vintage, site, soils, viticulture, and winemaking.

      This was reinforced a few days ago when I had a chance to taste side-by-side Dijon clone 114 and 115 pinot noirs from Anam Cara Cellars,  from the 2011 vintage. Very pretty wines that showed at once the uniform taste of terrior from Anam Cara’s estate vineyard in the Chehalem ...

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