The lovely Antikythera Pinot Noir 2011 Antica Terra

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The lovely Antikythera Pinot Noir 2011 Antica Terra


One of the most exciting wines of my Oregon trip was also one of the last. It was at Antica Terra with the fabulous Maggie Harrison, on a day in wine country nicely captured in pictures with my travelling companion Elaine Brown here.

When it came to tasting Maggie’s wines, I was a little apprehensive. She was very charming and smart, but she trained with Manfred at Sine Qua Non – wines that are not made in a style that I really enjoy. Fortunately, Maggie’s wines reflect more her size than Manfred’s, and are really compelling. This Pinot was especially beguiling.

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Antica Terra Antikythera Pinot Noir 2011 Oregon
12.5% alcohol. Very pure, fresh, supple and bright with red cherry and raspberry fruit. Quite pure and precise; juicy and focused with a lovely pure streak of cherry fruit. Lovely precision. Maggie says that it has a non-fruit intensity, a gravelly complexity about it, and I agree. It certainly has plenty of fruit, but it isn’t about the fruit. 95/100

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