Angela Estate

Abbott Claim Pinot Noir

9.249 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

A little fruit forward but nevertheless excellent

A little fruit forward but nevertheless excellent

Jun 12th, 2018
Cat Purcell

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2 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Julia Crowley

Layers of lush cherries & some dark fruits and pie spice, cedar & earth flow in silky waves from front to finish. Stunning acidity. Pure, fresh, balanced. #ORwine

Layers of lush cherries & some dark fruits and pie spice, cedar & earth flow in silky waves from front to finish. Stunning acidity. Pure, fresh, balanced. #ORwine

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2016
Christine Havens

A blend of Pommard and clones 777 and 115, all rooted in ancient marine sedimentary soils that form the foundation and consequently the backbone of the 2012 Angela Abbott Claim Vineyard. Textbook growing conditions combined with this stellar site have yielded a wine with heady, rapturous aromas of hibiscus, musky black tea, mushrooms, truffles, smokey incense and lush black cherries. It's a perfect ying-yang between masculine and feminine flavors and structure, with a silken, fleshy mid-palate offset by vivid acidity, and fine, firm tannins. A somewhat big Pinot Noir that has maintained its poise, it's also still slightly tight—consider tucking this one away in the cellar for another 5-7 years. 12.9% ABV Sample

A blend of Pommard and clones 777 and 115, all rooted in ancient marine sedimentary soils that form the foundation and consequently the backbone of the 2012 Angela Abbott Claim Vineyard. Textbook growing conditions combined with this stellar site have yielded a wine with heady, rapturous aromas of hibiscus, musky black tea, mushrooms, truffles, smokey incense and lush black cherries. It's a perfect ying-yang between masculine and feminine flavors and structure, with a silken, fleshy mid-palate offset by vivid acidity, and fine, firm tannins. A somewhat big Pinot Noir that has maintained its poise, it's also still slightly tight—consider tucking this one away in the cellar for another 5-7 years. 12.9% ABV Sample

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Same as Joe!!

Same as Joe!!

Feb 11th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Oregon makes some beautiful Pinots. This dark fruit monster is no exception!

Oregon makes some beautiful Pinots. This dark fruit monster is no exception!

Nov 5th, 2016
Ian Blackburn

Punctuated pure cherry - spice - and richness. Gorgeous nose! fruit focused but with layers of character all set to evolve and reveal itself from this perfect vintage. This will be one of the 240 Pinot featured at #Starsofpinot #angelaestate @starsofpinot

Punctuated pure cherry - spice - and richness. Gorgeous nose! fruit focused but with layers of character all set to evolve and reveal itself from this perfect vintage. This will be one of the 240 Pinot featured at #Starsofpinot #angelaestate @starsofpinot

Aug 15th, 2015
Ian Blackburn

Punctuated ruby red rim to center - great vintage with an abundance of character - rich, concentrated, layered .... Easy to fall in love with from a special vineyard and winemaker Ken Wright - get some!!

Punctuated ruby red rim to center - great vintage with an abundance of character - rich, concentrated, layered .... Easy to fall in love with from a special vineyard and winemaker Ken Wright - get some!!

Jul 22nd, 2015
Tom Donegan

Sommelier Stokehouse

9.0

Strong, earthy, balanced Pinot. Some muscle, great fruit, length for days

Strong, earthy, balanced Pinot. Some muscle, great fruit, length for days

Jun 19th, 2015
Ted
9.3

Cherry and a bit of smokiness. Not overpowering but noticeable. At first it seemed a bit thin but that has passed. Cinnamon and a touch earthy.

Cherry and a bit of smokiness. Not overpowering but noticeable. At first it seemed a bit thin but that has passed. Cinnamon and a touch earthy.

Mar 15th, 2018