Saturday, November 7, 2009

Erath Pinot Noir 2008 Oregon

After visiting the Oregon Food and Beverage Show in NYC a few weeks ago, I was impressed with the wines I tasted from The Erath Winery. This week I received samples from them and will be posting my tasting notes.

The first I tried was the 2008 Pinot Noir which was light bodied with light cherry colors, and aromas of cherry, a tarry vanilla, red berries and smoked meats.

On the palate up front are notes of plum, grapefruit rinds, cherry and strawberries, balanced by a layer of mild spice and earth.

This is a good everyday wine in the $19 range that would pair well with any pasta dish with a red sauce, and spicy dishes like Indian or Thai.

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