Erath Leland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 128333
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • ST91
  • RP90
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:
  • 2006
  • WS90
  • RP90
  • WE89
  • 2005
  • WE91
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 Leland Vineyard Pinot Noir opens to aromas of fragrant gardenia, spearmint and vanilla intensify with every swirl, revealing subtle accents of cedar and sassafras. Red plum, cranberry and faint coffee ?avors converge in the mouth, grasping the palate in a gentle embrace before a toasty finish of caramelized Creme brulee.

Pair this wine with cheddar and other savory cheese, rack of lamb, lasagna with bolognese or carbonara sauce, grilled vegetables or potato based soups.

Critical Acclaim

"Light and zingy, with bright raspberry, tobacco and spice flavors that dance through a long and expressive finish. Harmonious and framed with polished tannins."
92 Points

"Bright red. Red berries, cherry skin, incense and sassafras on the fragrant nose. Offers an array of lively red fruit flavors and notes of candied rose and allspice. Vanilla and smoke notes come up on the finish, which lingers with impressive tenacity and sweetness."
91 Points

"The Erath 2010 Pinot Noir Leland showcases 30 year old vines 20 miles on an impropitiously flat-looking site east of Dundee, that, says Horner, is rendered “magic on account of the man who farms it,” owner and retired chemist Bruce Weber. A lovely and distinctive nose of black tea, sassafras, basil, lily-of-the-valley offers, as well, intimations of purple plum and dark cherry that then freshly and vibrantly inform a silken textured palate, making for a Pinot that will prove fascinatingly versatile at table for at least half a dozen years. "
90 Points

"Ample for a 2010, this substantial pinot leads with rich, seductive black cherry scents. Its flavors are generous, saturated in dark fruit with an oak component that complements the leafy tobacco firmness of the tannins. It has the heft to stand up to roast pork loin."
90 Points

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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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