I have had this in previous offerrings. Its a refreshing, bubbly quaffer perfect for summer OR for the Thanksgiving table. The wine has a lovely mix of fruit and stone, is dry but would also appeal to those who like a bit of sweetness. I’m really, really tempted to pull the trigger.
@InFrom@karenhynes You really should. It’s a fun and tasty wine, and I’m relieved to see it on offer as I’m down to the end of my supply of it. I’ve almost always enjoyed the Anne Amie wines, but this is my favorite of them.
The name Amrita comes from the Buddhist equivalent of ambrosia, or a wine of the gods. Our Amrita is a unique inspiration for each harvest, crafted from different varieties to be an effervescent, fruit-forward wine. It makes a delightful aperitif and is our favorite match with Pan-Asian foods.
Grapes were brought directly to the winery in 1/2 ton totes in perfect condition. They were carefully sorted by hand; the whole cluster pressed and placed into temperature-controlled stainless steel fermenters. Each varietal was paired with a suitable yeast and slowly fermented at 45°F for the maximum varietal character. The wine aged on its lees for four months before blending and bottling. Wine is then infused with CO2 to preferred pétillance.
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Winery: Anne Amie Vineyards
Owners: Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr.
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon’s most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. Winemaker Thomas Houseman, winegrower Peter Ebbers, and the rest of the crew are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest.
As with all great wines, ours start in the vineyards. We are fortunate to have some of Oregon’s best sites, all of which are Salmon Safe and LIVE certified. Our estate vineyards receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are dramatically reduced in order to give fruit with great depth and complexity.
Our estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Our LIVE certified winery is located on our Yamhill-Carlton property, a few miles from both Lafayette and Carlton, Oregon.
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@InFrom Hahaha! I was like, injected CO2?!?!?! But then I saw @opiate2002’s comments. I may get a case for myself, not sure I want to share! I need to stock up on summer whites. But then this buy will be 4 cases in 3-4 weeks!
@InFrom@irenegade Just to make sure I qualify my statement (I was half asleep when I posted it) I should probably note “SPECTACULAR QPR”. There are nicer bubblies out there (at a much higher price point) with arguably better effervescence or more refined profiles, but this is a no-brainer at $7.62 a bottle and I will happily drink this any time I’m craving either a white or a bubbly.
I didn’t make any notes from my last bottles (obviously), but I remember it being fruit-forward and dry, light and “playful” on the palate. I got many of the flavors they noted in the description (especially the quince which is probably part of why I enjoyed it so much), and I recall it being moderately complex.
@jhkey I normally don’t like high-RS which is why I avoided the Moscato a few weeks ago, even though it sounded interesting and I appreciated the winemaker’s comments and skill.
This one I had from the mixed case last year and really liked it. The RS is perceivable but not at all overpowering. Very mild fizz effect, pleasant and not same as a full sparkler (though I like those too)
I would add it’s unusual for me to decide to go for a case of a .9% beverage and yet I had no hesitation to order early this morning.
@Winedavid49@rjquillin I reported the a problem with my order the day it happened (Saturday). The automated email I got back From Casemates says that I should expect a response in 7 business days. I called UPS on Saturday and got routed to the local office, but they couldn’t do anything until Monday and so far this week they have been been unable to find the package. I was hoping that it could be quickly retrieved from the post office, but now, alas, I fear the wine is long gone…
@Winedavid49@rjquillin surprisingly, the wine was returned to UPS on Friday, sat in their warehouse over the long weekend and was delivered to my house today. No one at USPS could tell me the whereabouts or status of the wine from 5/16 - 5/22 (in a facility? sitting on a truck?). Internal temp of the box when it arrived was 80°F. Megan from Casemates support didn’t have much to say, other than she could see it was out for delivery today.