Amity Pinot Noir has been kicking around the LCBO for decades. Every time I tasted it I thought what a poor ambassador for Oregon! Someone should dump this stuff. But wine, unlike the Leafs, can suddenly turn good. And the current vintage of Amity could well cause me to blow my wine budget.
As you all know, or should, Pinot Noir is always expensive and the twenty dollar stuff is usually terribly lean, or doctored-up with sweetness. Amity’s wine is neither. It has the structure, vitality and modest alcohol of a Cru Beaujolais from France, but the gulpability is West Coast. Instant fun, that turns into love on the second glass. Lightly chill and start imagining summer evenings on the patio. Having fun blowing the budget!
AMITY 07 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 124594 $23.95