2009 Erath Pinot Noir "Estate Selection"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Selection"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 6,300
KWG Score: 89.8 (based on 6 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: July 22, 2012
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot opens with a mild blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tangy plum and black cherry blend with a hint of tangerine and vanilla oak in the background. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and gentle acidity lingers nicely. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair well with grilled chicken marinated in a balsamic vinigarette. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: If Oregon's beauty could be captured in a bottle, it might be found in Erath's 2009 Estate Selection Pinot Noir. Comforting wafts of balsam, vanilla and bay leaf swirl together with characteristic fresh cherry and soft floral notes. A bright palate of red plums and currants affords a sweet, juicy entry that builds and flows with a subtle smokiness, seamlessly surrendering to a lingering finish. Cooking Suggestions: Excellent with wild mushrooms, duck, roast beef, lamb or other red meats, chocolate, garlic and salmon.
Organic status: not organic
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