Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica 2017
Antica Terra is located on a rocky hillside in the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley. Most of the vineyards are planted in young soils left behind by Missoula floods or volcanic events that formed the Cascade Range. The extremely unusual geography produces unique and instantly identifiable wines. Botanica is complex and beautiful with extraordinarily concentrated fruit and intense levels of extract.
JS97: This starts out with a more savory, earthy and spicy expression and has a gently meaty edge to the nose with a vibrant, exotic feel. Violets and wild herbs abound with forest wood and sous bois – very complex already. The palate has a very tautly composed feel with acidity really adding spark to dense, powerful tannins. Red and dark cherries abound and there’s a floral and mineral thread of flavor. Salty too, like samphire and nasturtium. Striking wine. Best from 2023