Erath Estate Selection Willamette Valley 2010 Pinot Noir, $19.99-$23.99, 93 points, appeared a clear very light pomegranate red with a broad clear rim.
Toast, red raspberry, red cherry, and a hint of bourbon with a light floral note gently wafted out of the glass in a rather complex aroma.
The medium body carried good acidity and surprisingly tight tannin along with a touch of the aroma, black cherry and tart pomegranate flavors.
Finished on a delicate eucalyptus, white pepper, toasty vanilla, and a touch of tabasco. The 13% alcohol was well integrated.
Oddly enough, this Pinot Noir reminds me of the CAPANNA Brunello Di Montalcino wines, though not as edgy or robust.
I hope to soon find other Erath Pinot Noir wines.
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