Anam Cara

Nicholas Estate Vineyard Riesling

8.722 ratings
8.710 pro ratings
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Amy Rehagen

Mineral, great acid, white peach, apple, quince, and a little petrol to round things out. Dare I say a touch of Pencil shavings and fleshy green plums? Wicked good!

Mineral, great acid, white peach, apple, quince, and a little petrol to round things out. Dare I say a touch of Pencil shavings and fleshy green plums? Wicked good!

Nov 18th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Pale lemon with aromatic aromas of ripe tropical, stone & citrus fruits. On the palate tart apple and melon flavors, with a crisp citrus tang. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value.

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Pale lemon with aromatic aromas of ripe tropical, stone & citrus fruits. On the palate tart apple and melon flavors, with a crisp citrus tang. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value.

Oct 21st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. ‘14, aromatic aromas of ripe tropical, stone & citrus fruits. On the palate apple and melon flavors, a bit tart with a citrus tang, crisper than ‘13. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. ‘14, aromatic aromas of ripe tropical, stone & citrus fruits. On the palate apple and melon flavors, a bit tart with a citrus tang, crisper than ‘13. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Sep 29th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. ‘13, aromatic aromas of ripe tropical & stone fruits. On the palate peach and melon flavors with a touch of citrus. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. ‘13, aromatic aromas of ripe tropical & stone fruits. On the palate peach and melon flavors with a touch of citrus. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Sep 29th, 2019
Matt Trader

Rubber hose, key lime, white pear, wet slate, ginger spice, lemon zest and petrol - what I expect in good Riesling. Ample juicy acidity, slightly elevated alcohol, good balance. It isn't overly complex, but as good as any Trocken QbA from a high quality producer in Germany. I love these guys, and Sheila is such a nice lady as well. If you haven't had their wines, they are fantastic.

Rubber hose, key lime, white pear, wet slate, ginger spice, lemon zest and petrol - what I expect in good Riesling. Ample juicy acidity, slightly elevated alcohol, good balance. It isn't overly complex, but as good as any Trocken QbA from a high quality producer in Germany. I love these guys, and Sheila is such a nice lady as well. If you haven't had their wines, they are fantastic.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Michael Chelus

Pear, apple, lemon candy, slate, hay, petrol and dried apricot. Electric acidity and great minerality.

Pear, apple, lemon candy, slate, hay, petrol and dried apricot. Electric acidity and great minerality.

Nov 1st, 2018
Joe Paradise

Fantastic nose wet stone and petrol, peach, golden apple, lemon zest, yellow flowers and honeycomb. Palate is quite dry with bracing acidity. Loses some complexity in the mouth as the high acid delicate citrus takes over. Overall enjoyable and very food friendly. Served with a light teriyaki pork dish with ginger and cumin couscous. Big fan of this producer

Fantastic nose wet stone and petrol, peach, golden apple, lemon zest, yellow flowers and honeycomb. Palate is quite dry with bracing acidity. Loses some complexity in the mouth as the high acid delicate citrus takes over. Overall enjoyable and very food friendly. Served with a light teriyaki pork dish with ginger and cumin couscous. Big fan of this producer

Feb 28th, 2016
Kim Kolb

Anam Cara 2012 Riesling

Anam Cara 2012 Riesling

Sep 1st, 2014
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.1

Showing some petrol, quince, perfume. A bit of pencil eraser is distracting though.

Showing some petrol, quince, perfume. A bit of pencil eraser is distracting though.

Apr 6th, 2014
Florian Muller

Nez pétrolé , belle acidité

Nez pétrolé , belle acidité

Apr 6th, 2014