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Rusty

"This is one of the Willamette Valley’s most distinguished wineries, but not one that is widely known."

- Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile - September 2016

Josh

"Dena Drews and Ernie Pink have been quietly producing some of Oregon's most elegant and perfumed Pinots since the 2004 vintage. Their 30-acre vineyard outside the town of Dallas, abutting the famed Freedom Hill vineyard where Drews and Pink live, is painstakingly farmed and yields are kept low so production of these wines is limited. Winemaking includes abundant use of whole clusters, which is no doubt responsible for the wines' exotic bouquets and sneaky structure…"

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous - October 2015

David

"...Dallas growers Dena Drews and Ernie Pink... showed me this July three of their reserve bottlings and thereby altered my perception of their endeavors. Since these are produced in only one- or two-barrel quantities, they offer an extreme instance of a phenomenon encountered at numerous Willamette addresses, whose really exciting releases are extremely limited. But they also testify, importantly, to what is possible; and what’s possible from this site in these hands revealed itself to be extraordinary!... And what a Syrah!"

- David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate - October 2013

Wine & Spirits

"Finding that their whole-cluster tannins take some time to integrate, Pink and Drews hold their wines in barrel for up to 18 months - so Amalie Robert is just releasing its 2008s. And what a stellar group of wines: Bright and tart, they possess both transparency and substance, emphasizing notes of rosehips and sandalwood as much as red berries. The pinot noirs alone would likely have earned Amalie Robert a top 100 nod this year. But the winery also produces cool-climate syrah that rivals the best examples from the Sonoma Coast. And the 2009 Heirloom Cameo, their first attempt at a barrel-fermented chardonnay, turned out to be one of our favorite Oregon chardonnays of the year. Ten vintages in, Amalie Robert has hit its stride."

- Luke Sykora, Wine & Spirits Magazine – September 2011

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Winegrowers You Must Try (Lyrics)

Amalie Robert Estate
Winegrowers You Must Try
Sung to the tune of "Ghost Riders in the Sky"

From books and school to the corporate world we began
Living life in black & white and working for the man

We shared some wine on a weekend rendezvous
Our fate was sealed by Pinot Noir, and life began anew

Yipie Meunier, Yipie Pinot
But for the grace of God, this could be you

Now we're at the seasons' end with winds and rain, you bet
We've got to pick those grapes, but they aint ready yet

It seems like forever that we wait for this one day
Detailed plans we make, but Mother Nature leads the way

Yipie Meunier, Yipie Pinot
Satisfaction Syrah and Amalie's Cuvee

Our brand is now on fire, our presence you will feel
You may not have tried our wine, but soon we're sure you will
You've had to wait this long, and you must wonder why
Swirl carefully for if you spill a drop, with us you will cry

Yipie Meunier, Yipie Pinot
Wine growers you must try

Past the TSA and in this tiny tube we must fly
Hurtling with all Godspeed through the moonlit sky
Travelling across the plains pouring for those we have not met
We're working hard to sell this wine, cause we aint sold out yet

Yipie Meunier, Yipie Pinot
It's your whistle we aim to wet

We are coming to your town and mister you will see
An Oregon Pinot Noir with the brand of Amalie

Taste the wine and read the spam you cannot resist
Within a month you'll be receiving wines, direct from our A-list.

Yipie Meunier, Yipie Pinot
Please don't reply "cease and desist"

- Apologies to song writer Stanley Jones. Any inconvenience is regretted.

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