Erath Estate Selection Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 107395
  • BH91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Our Estate Selection is a blend of the finest vineyard sites from across the Willamette Valley.

Vibrant aromas of spiced red plum and orange blossom highlight this outstanding vintage of our reserve-quality Estate Selection Pinot Noir. Melt-in-your mouth chocolate, caramel and bright red fruit flavors, with a hint of dusky bay leaf, comprise a sweet confluence of taste sensations. Each sip is lively and mouth-filling, with perfectly balanced acidity offering a spicy, lingering finish.

Excellent with wild mushrooms, duck, roast beef, lamb or other red meats, chocolate, garlic and salmon.

Critical Acclaim

"Beautiful and admirably elegant red pinot aromas that include raspberry and dried currant merge smoothly into detailed, pure, complex and well-balanced medium-bodied flavors that possess both fine depth and precision on the lingering and utterly delicious finish. This is worth considering."
91 Points

"Light in texture, with a lovely range of raspberry, red cherry and spice flavors mingling easily against lively acidity, finishing with finesse. Drink now through 2016."
90 Points

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(12/24/2010)
Great finish, smooth and not a wine to be drunk quickly. Enjoy with pasta and cheese or by itself.
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Learn About Erath Map ItMap It

As one of Oregon's wine pioneers, Erath winery's founder, Dick Erath, was driven by the belief that the future of Pinot Noir was in Oregon. Today, Erath's wines are an expression of the land that the winery has cultivated for more than 40 years, longer than any other winery in the Dundee Hill of Oregon. Winemaker, Gary Horner, who shares Dick Erath's background in science and a...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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