This wine is positively singing right now! Anneka held back a small amount for our offering and wow, are we glad she did. Opening with glorious red fruit and minerals, melding to crushed raspberries, thyme, rose, cream, and sweet cherries. I hardly ever use the word "smooth" but there, I did it. There's plenty of cellar life ahead (another 4-6 years, at least) but this is in the zone right now. We highly encourage you to get some! Only a few of the 80 cases made remain.
The most rewarding aspect of working in the Oregon wine community is having the opportunity to support its growth, to help discover the voices that will shape its future. It's what we do. We're more than just another wine shop. We collaborate with wineries who inspire us, we help launch and promote their wines because we believe in them, and vice versa.
One such winery, one such inspiring voice is that of Anneka Miller, whose Burton Bittman Pinot noir is a truly distinct wine, a voice that speaks with humble authority and experience as well as youth and dynamism. Her voice and wine represent and honor multiple generations; they speak of the deep familial relationship she holds with the vines she grew up with. It's a voice you need to know.
Encouraged to make wine from her family's vineyard, by Jason Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards while she was finishing college, what began as a "why not?" notion turned to an epiphany of bliss. Knees buried in mud on a cool October morning in 2010, Anneka discovered her vocation.