Indulgent aromas of ripe boysenberry and black cherry are an irresistible invitation to sink into this plush Pinot. A mouthful of mocha, praline and graham take you on a hedonistic journey that ebbs and flows without losing momentum. A beautiful mouthfeel and a gloriously long finish crown this 'princely' vintage.
Firm in texture, with cinnamon-accented blackberry and peppercorn flavors up front, turning toward mocha and cream as the finish lingers gently. Best from 2009 through 2016.
An improvement over the 2005 Prince Hill from Erath, this new release is softer, more lushly fruited and better balanced. The buttery oak and silky tannins support pretty, plummy fruit; the wine feels soft and yet is knit together with enough structure to avoid becoming amorphous.
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... View More