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2010 Amalie Robert Her Silhouette Chardonnay

ITEM 8096337 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
kerob1 $15 $15
$15
Item Sold Amount Date
I8096337 1 $15 Jan 23, 2022
I8063125 1 $15 Jan 9, 2022
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PRODUCER

Amalie Robert

Amalie Robert was founded in 1999 when Dena Drew and Ernie Pink left their careers in high tech and bought a 60-acre cherry orchard near Salem. After tearing out the cherry trees and planting grape vines, the couple’s first commercial vintage was the 2004 bottling. Amalie Robert focuses on Pinot Noir, though the estate also grows Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier Syrah and Viognier. Besides Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the estate makes Pinot Meunier, Syrah and a Rose. Stephen Tanzer has often rated the estate’s Pinot Noir in the low 90s.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.