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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Erath Dundee Hills Estate Selection Pinot Noir 2005
Erath Dundee Hills Estate Selection Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 91546)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Burghound.com rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!

Erath produces Pinot Noir from six different sites in the Dundee Hills viticultural area. "Reserve" quality lots are chosen from the best wines from these sites and blended to make this Estate Selection cuvée. The iron-clad Jory soils predominate this growing area and give the wines their distinctive aroma and flavor profiles, and elegant, age-worthy structure. Fruit focused in their youth, Erath Estate Selection Pinots gain additional complexity and sophistication when cellared for three to eight years.

"Pie cherries with smoky and seductive herb garden aromas of sage and lavender. Cherry vanilla flavors with a hint of anise offer a sweet entry that leads to a satisfying even finish. Drink from 2007 through 2013."
- Gary Horner, Winemaker

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

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About Erath Vineyards:

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 reverence for Oregon's unique terroir, strives to reveal classic Oregon Pinot: light, delicate and fruit-forward. Horner takes pride in making a range of Pinot Noir styles, from the hugely-popular Oregon blend to the highly-acclaimed, limited-edition, single-vineyard selections. His goal is to make the best Pinot Noir the region has to offer - it is time-honored, authentic and uniquely Oregon.