One of our favorite young voices in Willamette Valley wine. A beautifully-drinking 2014 Pinot noir made from her family's vineyard. 45% off when you buy a case.
You may recall our fondness for Burton Bittman Pinot noir: several of winemaker Anneka Miller's Tukwilla Vineyard Pinots have graced our Reserve Pinot Noir Club and been featured prominently in our offers. But without a tasting room or big budget marketing campaign, and with a different full-time day job, it can be tough for a young winemaker to sell through her production. This is where we–and you–come in.
We've loved our CASE ME! deals and today it's time for the first one of 2022: save 45% off on a case of Burton Bittman Tukwilla Vineyard Pinot noir 2014. We think this is excellent Pinot at its original price of $36; for $19.75 it's a steal. Get it while you can!
Us: Aromatically expressive with dark red fruits, lovely sweet floral notes, brown spices, and orange zest. Exceptionally pretty, especially within the context of the 2014 vintage, this is all Dundee Hills red fruit silkiness with a mellow accent of dried thyme through the finish. In a beautiful spot for drinking now–the bottle we had recently was savored over three days and stayed fresh throughout its showing so we expect it to drink well over the coming years. Stored at 55 degrees since bottling. Only 94 cases made.
91 points Vinous: "Aromas of fresh dark berries, cola and succulent flowers, backed by hints of woodsmoke and five-spice powder. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that spread out and become sweeter with air. Finishes focused and quite long, delivering silky, harmonious tannins, strong energy and spicy lift."
Anneka's winemaking experience began in 2010 in the cellar of Eyrie, with a little nudging from winemaker-mentor Jason Lett, then grew to include an internship at Domaine Pavelot in Burgundy. You can see these influences in her wine, and you can see stylistic differences. Her four vintages of Pinot noir have been expressive and graceful.
In 2013 she flew to France to intern at Domaine Pavelot in Pernand-Vergelesses while earning her Brevet de Technicien Supérieur in viticulture and œnologie from the Centre de Formation Professionnelle et du Promotion Agricole in Beaune. Under the guidance of Luc Pavelot, she learned to appreciate the length of the day, the space around each vine, and the consequence of each bud, each shoot, each cluster. After finishing the accelerated program entirely in French, Anneka returned to Oregon for the 2014 harvest.
With her grounding in the traditions of Oregon and Burgundy, Anneka’s objective as winemaker each vintage is to shepherd all the complexity of the growing season through the fermentation process to create something authentically real, which captures and holds in liquid suspension the essence of all those details. She doesn't lay claim to a strict winemaking style, or ethos. For Anneka, and her family the motivation behind all their work is rooted in their love of the farm, the vines, and the annual cycle that deeply connects all of them to the earth.
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