Oregon's luxurious varietals
ABOUT SAMUEL ROBERT WINERY
Our passion is introducing wine enthusiasts to the luxury of Oregon Pinot noir, specifically Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Our premium wines are crafted from select vineyards and express the unique terroir of each unique site.
We believe the first place great wine begins is in the vineyard. Each and every aspect of the vineyard is important, from optimum sun exposure and annual rainfall, to low-fertility and well-drained soils. Each characteristic provides uniqueness to the grapes and is vital in producing a premium product.
Once the grapes have reached their optimum ripeness, they are harvested in the cool morning hours. The grapes are picked by hand and placed into bins to avoid bruising and premature crushing of the fruit. Transportation to the winery for processing is immediate. At the winery, the fruit is hand-sorted and de-stemmed just prior to entering the fermenters.
FERMENTATION / WINEMAKING
After the grapes enter the fermentation vessels, the temperature is lowered using custom cooling jackets. Here, the grapes are allowed to “soak” for several days to allow the deep color of the Pinot noir to flourish. The temperature is then raised for fermentation of the sugars to begin. This will continue for approximately 7-10 days. Following fermentation, the wine is allowed to remain in contact with the skins for additional time in order to extract more color and flavor from the skins. This process is called maceration. Following maceration the wine is drained off of the skins and it is racked to empty French oak barrels. Here the wine is aged.
Samuel Robert Winery uses French oak barrels for cellaring its wines accompanied by a few stainless steel barrels to preserve the brightness of the fruit. The percentage of new French oak the wine is exposed to will vary depending on the particular vintage. The winemaking team regularly tastes the wines in barrel to monitor the development and suggest modifications if necessary. It is only in the final steps that it is determined which lots will be selected for our final blend.
The Samuel Robert Winery Tasting Room was built in 1910 to serve as the town of Amity’s post office. 105 years later, and restored to its original beauty, our tasting room offers visitors a beautiful setting to enjoy our hand crafted wines. Modern, but historic, rustic, but luxurious, the Samuel Robert Winery Tasting Room is the perfect destination for your wine tasting. *** Also available for event rentals.
Wines & Trade
CURRENT VINTAGE TASTING ROOM SHOWCASE:
2014 WILLAMETTE VALLEY RIESLING
TASTING NOTES | SRP $18 | BOTTLE
The 2014 Riesling displays clarity, primary juiciness, stony minerality and superb integration of its noticeable sweetness. Lime, apple, grapefruit and white peach are shadowed by diverse floral effusions and offer a tangy, both soothing and stimulating, leading to a persistent and refreshing finish. To remain delightful through at least 2020.
2014 PERRYDALE HILLS VINEYARD WILLAMETTE VALLEY RIESLING
TASTING NOTES | SRP $22 | BOTTLE
This dry Riesling comes out of the glass with orange blossom, tangerine, and grapefruit aromas. The palate follows showing full and weighty up front, continuing with a targeted defining mouthwatering acid with flavors of Granny Smith apple and lemon, and ending in a bone dry finish.
2016 PERRYDALE HILLS VINEYARD WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR ROSÉ
TASTING NOTES | SRP $25 | BOTTLE
Refreshing and lively on the nose, with hints of fresh picked strawberries intermixed with zesty aromas of mandarin orange. Apple skin and Violets complete the dazzling aromatic profile. The palate is equally as complex as the nose suggests with apple and strawberry flavors leading off and transitioning into grapefruit and citrus zest notes. The focused acidity gives freshness and length as it leads into the dry, mineral finish. Select blocks of Pinot Noir from our Perrydale Hills Vineyard were saignéed and fermented in a stainless-steel tank at cool temperatures, which help to preserve the delicacy of the aromatic profile. The 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir will be a wonderful wine to enjoy on its own or paired with lighter fare.
2014 WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
TASTING NOTES | SRP $28 | BOTTLE
The deep and brooding nose suggests that there is clearly something exotic and alluring about this Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Dried rose petals and black cherry co-mingle with notes of allspice. Mouth filling and rich at first sip, the texture expands on the palate with concentrated, but finely polished tannins, showcasing the pedigree of Oregon. A wonderful mandarin orange and red raspberry pallet, coupled with a floral note on the back end, add a wonderful lift to this compelling offering.
2014 WILLAMETTE VALLEY RESERVE PINOT NOIR
TASTING NOTES | SRP $39 | BOTTLE
An enticing nose of cola and sassafras are intertwined with notes of fresh rose petals, red raspberries, and strawberries. A grilled herb aromatic complements the fruit aromas, and adds a wonderful sense of savory intrigue. The palate is compact with an explosion of black cherry, nutmeg, and cinnamon flavors while the elegant, polished tannins extend to the finish. The freshness of the acidity maintains the rather lithe quality to the texture.
2014 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINTNERS RESERVE PINOT NOIR
TASTING NOTES | SRP $45 | BOTTLE
Samuel Robert Winery’s 2014 Vintner’s Reserve Pinot noir is not available for purchase in the tasting room.
***Please contact us at (503)835-0678 for distribution inquiries.
510 S. Trade Street, Amity, Oregon USA 97101
Reservations STRONGLY recommended for groups of 6 or more.