Erath Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$19.99
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Item No. 108601
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

2009 offered a generous crop of beautiful Pinot Noir and this wine offers a commensurately impressive sensory payload. This lustrous beauty showcases aromas of raspberry pie with pleasing hints of mint, citrus and a provocative suggestion of smoke. Fresh and bright flavors on the palate are balanced with a blend of juicy cherry and racy pomegranate. An easy sipper yet enough acidity to pair beautifully with your favorite dish.

Critical Acclaim

"Light and fragrant, this is zippy with raspberry and cherry fruit, finishing on a floral note. Drink now through 2014. 135,000 cases made."
88 Points

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Rating:
(11/21/2011)
very good wine. smooth and flavorful and perfect with almost any food.
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Rating:
(9/13/2012)
Good, but lacking spice and sexiness of its better competition.
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@PhillyWino - Levittown, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/14/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Found it to be a nice wine with notes of strawberry and a subtle spiciness. Although it might be a bit too light for red meats it pairs well with fish or pasta. Quite the bargain and good enough to serve for dinner party guests or to enjoy on its own while reading a good book.
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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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