Coriolis by Antica Terra

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Coriolis by Antica Terra Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019 - K. Laz Wine Collection
$59.00 each
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This second wine from Maggie Harrison comes from her Antica Terra barrels in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Lillian Syrah in Santa Barbara County at an incredible price given the quality and all the proceeds are given to cancer charity. In more technical terms, which is befitting of Maggie’s personality, Coriolis is named after the French scientist who first coined this term that describes the way in which the earth's natural movements can be used to generate power. The main idea: like a water wheel harnesses a natural force to generate something more powerful, producing Coriolis wine is Antica Terra and Lillian’s way of turning what they do into a force for the greater good. In the glass, this 2019 needs just a little coaxing but after about 5-10 minutes in the glass or a good hour decant, it starts to show its potential and delivers a nuanced, elegant, and refreshing Pinot Noir. Earthy and lively, this 2019 offers black cherry and plum notes with some floral and spice to keep things interesting. After working with Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non for eight years, Maggie launched her own wine project, Lillian Wines. Lillian specializes in Rhone Varietals from Central Coast and in 2005, Oregon became her home when some of her friends asked her to visit them in Willamette’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA and check out Antica Terra’s vineyards. Today, she makes Lillian and Antica Terra in Oregon and Coriolis is the sister label to Antica Terra with 100% of the profits being donated to the Phil Knight Cancer Challenge.



Technical Information
  • Appellation Willamette Valley