Amity Vineyards 1987 & 1994 Nouveau

We are celebrating Nouveau Day 2019 with a couple library Nouveau style Pinot Noirs the founder of Amity Vineyards, Myron Redford, made back in the day. While Nouveau style wine is meant to be drunk right away, it’s fun to see how these wines stand up over the years. Plus those old labels are pretty cool.

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1987 AMITY VINEYARDS OREGON PINOT NOIR NOUVEAU STYLE

Notes from the back of the label:
This Pinot Noir is made like a French Beaujolais, using the traditional technique of carbonic maceration (whole berry fermentation). This process gives a very fruity wine that can be drunk young. However, using the Pinot Noir grape gives a wine with slightly more body, tannin and aging potential. So enjoy its characteristic fruitiness soon, or hold it and enjoy its smooth mellowness for two or more years. Not a wine to be fussed over, it is at its best slightly chilled (50-55°). It is an excellent wine for picnics and casual entertaining. Join us in this old tradition made new in Oregon.

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AMITY VINEYARDS 1994 OREGON PINOT NOIR NOUVEAU STYLE

Notes from the back of the label:
This Pinot Noir is made like a French Beaujolais, using the traditional technique of carbonic maceration (whole berry fermentation). This process gives a very fruity wine that can be drunk young. However, using the Pinot Noir grape gives a wine with slightly more body, tannin and aging potential. So enjoy its characteristic fruitiness soon, or hold it and enjoy its smooth mellowness for two or more years. Not a wine to be fussed over, it is at its best slightly chilled (50-55°). It is an excellent wine for picnics and casual entertaining. Join us in this old tradition made new in Oregon.


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