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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Erath Leland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
Erath Leland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 126841)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.