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Erath Pinot Noir Estate Selectiontext

Erath Pinot Noir Estate Selection 2018

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesPinot noir is all about texture for me, and this Estate Selection is swimming in silky, smooth, which is difficult to resist. Despite many climate challenges, including temperatures 8 to 10 degrees above normal and one of the lowest years on record for precipitation, a cool September righted the ship, bringing home one of the best years in recent history. The clones Pommard, 777, Coury, and Wadenswil come off numerous sites within the Willamette Valley and spend 15 months in French oak, of which 27% is new. The nose is a sophisticated mix of berries, and the palate is a riot of Bing cherries and black plums with a sweet dressing of leather and musky spice, all playing second fiddle to seamlessly soft textures that run long into the finish. Think duck, roast beef, lamb, and mushroom dishes, or try a favourite grilled salmon recipe.Tasted: 05 April 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$57.59750mlBCL Exclusive
Producer: Erath VineyardsDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 705467UPC: 084687001192