Erath Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 10071
  • red wine
  • WS85
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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.

Learn About Erath Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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Winemaker's Notes Indulgent aromas of ripe boysenberry and black cherry are an irresistible invitation to sink into this plush Pinot. ...
Critical Acclaim "Beautifully crafted, rich and deeply flavored, this offers an impressive mix of finesse and refinement. Exhibits ripe, graceful ...
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