Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir 2009

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Bright, fresh fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and blueberry fill the glass. Youthfully exuberant with lots of sweet fruit on the palate with hints of spice and vanilla. So versatile with food fish, fowl, beef, pasta...the perfect house red!

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Erath Vineyards:
Erath 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 Hills of Oregon. The red, iron-rich Jory soils, combined with gentle breezes and warming sunshine of a marine climate, have bestowed upon Dundee a terroir of note. It has given rise to the handcrafting phenomenon, and the art of Pinot. As one of Oregon&r... Read more
Erath 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 Hills of Oregon. The red, iron-rich Jory soils, combined with gentle breezes and warming sunshine of a marine climate, have bestowed upon Dundee a terroir of note. It has given rise to the handcrafting phenomenon, and the art of Pinot. As one of Oregon’s wine pioneers, Dick Erath had always been as tenacious in his approach to Pinot as the Pinot grape is stubborn. The engineer-turned-viticulturist was first inspired to pursue winemaking in 1965 after an early garage experiment. After completing coursework at UC-Davis in 1968, Erath relocated his family from California to the untamed red hills of Dundee. An unheated logger’s cabin on 49 acres would serve as home – and ad hoc winery – for several years. The following spring, he planted the Dundee Hill’s first wine grapes – 23 varieties. Pinot Noir flourished. By 1972, Erath had produced his first commercial wine of 216 cases – the first official wine production in the Dundee Hills. Enchanted with French varietals, he soon began testing non-California clones and was instrumental in importing French clones to Oregon in 1974. In 1976, Erath broke ground on the first winery in the Dundee Hills. Early successes, including the 1982 Pinot Noir vintage, inspired leading winemakers to move to Oregon to forge their own path in this special place. Disciplined in approach yet progressive in artistry, our winemaker Gary Horner, strives to reveal classic Oregon Pinot: light, delicate and fruit-forward. Gary’s goal of “making the best Pinot Noir the region has to offer – time honored, authentic and uniquely Oregon” is matched by his reputation of excellence. Read less

Member Reviews for Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
08/09/2014

This light and fruity Pinot noir is easy to drink and perfect for fish, chicken, pork or veggies. It's a great value for the quality. This wine proves Oregon is a great Pinot Noir producing state!


Snooth User: GaryKarr
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2.50 5
07/10/2011

Fruity like an Oregon Pinot should be.


Snooth User: Juanita Nache
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0.00 5
06/03/2012

Light fruity flavors, friendly tannins. I personally liked the Erath 08 better.


Snooth User: luis Acosta
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3.00 5
06/14/2011

3.5 start


External Reviews for Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir

External Review
04/23/2011

Black cherry aromas, underscored by sweet mandarin orange, greet the nose as warm, clove-laced vanilla wafts gently among subtle hints of anise and caramel. The wine opens on the palate with more hints of sweet black cherry, which flows seamlessly into a supple silkiness.


External Review
05/20/2011

Founded in 1972 Erath Winery was one of the pioneers of Oregon Pinot Noir. When Chateau Ste. Michelle purchased it in 2006 it was their first entry into the Oregon winegrowing region and they've focused on continuing to turn out first rate, expressive Pinot Noirs like this 2009. Elegant and balanced with distinct Pinot character of black cherry and strawberry along with earthy undertones and lively acidity. A real Oregon Pinot at a great price.


External Review
06/14/2012

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.


External Review
12/29/2012

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.



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Bright, fresh fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and blueberry fill the glass. Youthfully exuberant with lots of sweet fruit on the palate with hints of spice and vanilla. So versatile with food fish, fowl, beef, pasta...the perfect house red!

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