Antica Terra is an 11-acre estate in the Eola-Amity Hills of Willamette Valley. It was founded by John Mavredakis, Scott Adelson and Michael Kramer, who in 2005 convinced winemaker Maggie Harrison to join them. Harrison had been assistant winemaker to legendary Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non. Antica Terra makes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rose. Maggie has gained further acclaim with Lillian, which is one of the very best domestic Syrahs.
Light ruby red in color. Almost translucent. 13.5% ABV. Complex nose of red fruits, earth and pine needle. Medium body with perfect acidity. Cherries, cranberries, baking spice, game and truffles on the palate. Balanced, earthy and sophisticated. Soft tannins on a long finish. Super wine from a great vintage in the Willamette Valley. Drink over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 92 points.
Several bottlings of Antica Terra Pinot Noir are currently available at the winery. Exceptional wines and priced accordingly.
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