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.
"Light and zingy, with bright raspberry, tobacco and spice flavors that dance through a long and expressive finish. Harmonious and framed with polished tannins."
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"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. "
The Wine Advocate
"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."
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