Sassy aromas of cherry, root beer, mandarin orange and bay emanate from the glass, a charismatic introduction to the always-beguiling Leland. Lively pomegranate transitions to a sweet mouthful of velvety soft caramel, graham, and a kiss of clove, finishing with a parting embrace of lithe tannins
Pair with cheddar and other savory cheeses, rack of lamb, lasagna with bolognese or carbonara sauce, grilled vegetables or potato based soups.
"The Erath 2011 Pinot Noir Leland displays saliva-stimulating salinity and savor akin to toasted shrimp shells that immediately caught my attention and repeatedly clinched the desire to take the next sip. Juicy cherry is tinged with sarsaparilla, macaroon and vanilla (around 45% of the barrels for this were new), but cherry pit and iodine help offset the wine’s confectionary aspects, and this finishes with mouthwatering persistence. I suspect this will be worth following through at least 2018."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep red. Fragrant, high-pitched red berry and spicecake aromas show good clarity and a hint of vanilla. Juicy and precise, with brisk raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Closes with subtle sweetness, a touch of mocha and supple tannins for grip"
International Wine Cellar