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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Erath Pinot Noir 1998
Erath Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 10071)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1998 vintage - was an exciting one! Although the crop was small in quantity, it made up for it with lavish ripeness. The nose to our vintage pinot this year is immediately reminiscent of fresh bing cherries, but oh, theres more... a definite perception of warm earth, and perhaps thyme? All followed by some exotic things like hibiscus blossom, tea leaf - very interesting!

The mouth feel is soft - an image of red satin comes to mind, and the soft creaminess reminded us of a cherry pôt-de-crème, with an edge of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee.

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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.