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Erath Winery Estate Selection Prince Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon Usa 2006

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Polished focused and expressive with red berry cherry and floral aromas and flavors that pick up hints of roasted beet and a meaty note as the finish persists against refined tannins. Beautifully made and distinctive. Drink now through 2016.

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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 Winery Estate Selection Prince Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon Usa

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
07/08/2010

Delicate blackberry notes on the nose. Smooth entry, with a surprising acidic core. Raspberry, and tart quince flavors on the finish with fig and mint notes persisting.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
08/30/2010

Earthy, loamy nose. Nice, velvety smooth mouthfeel and lots of rich red and black fruit with hints of spice. Really great depth on this pinot. - Tasted at winery 8/17/10


Snooth User: Cyclistgirl
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5.00 5
06/14/2010

Bold, deep, yet not to heavy. An amazing nose!!! One of my favorites.

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Bold & Deep

Snooth User: tkaasch
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4.00 5
01/24/2010

light

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Snooth User: MoWine95
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4.00 5
03/07/2010

Surprising fruit-forward flavors evocative of Spanish Rijoa and Tempranillo. Delicious and perhaps a good pairing with Cajun faire . . .


Snooth User: daymerlin
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1.00 5
07/16/2009

Quite possibly the worst pinot noir I have ever tasted. Just poured a $40 bottle of wine down the drain.


External Reviews for Erath Winery Estate Selection Prince Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon Usa

External Review
10/06/2009

91WS no further case discount


External Review
03/16/2010

Erath Pinot Noir 2006 Estate Select Dundee and all other wine from Erath are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIndulgent 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 fl ows without losing momentum. A beautiful mouth feel and a gloriously long fi nish crown this "princely" vintage. Drink from 2008 through 2016.


External Review
04/14/2010

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. 2,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2006 Erath Vineyards Pinot Noir Prince Hill 750ml


External Review
10/06/2009

Polished focused and expressive with red berry cherry and floral aromas and flavors that pick up hints of roasted beet and a meaty note as the finish persists against refined tannins. Beautifully made and distinctive. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesPie cherries with smoky and seductive herb garden aromas of sage and lavender. Cherry vanilla flavors with a hint of anise offer a sweet entry that leads to a satisfying even finish. Drink from 2007 through 2013.


External Review
03/16/2010

Erath Pinot Noir 2006 Prince Hill and all other wine from Erath are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



Polished focused and expressive with red berry cherry and floral aromas and flavors that pick up hints of roasted beet and a meaty note as the finish persists against refined tannins. Beautifully made and distinctive. Drink now through 2016.

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