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Knudsen-Erath Pinot Noir 2006

Member Review by Philip James:

Concentrated nose of rich and fruity cherry notes. Nice spice flavors in the mouth, which blend with a citric/ acid finish on bramble. Very nice and powerful

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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
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Member Reviews for Knudsen-Erath Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.50 5
07/08/2010

Concentrated nose of rich and fruity cherry notes. Nice spice flavors in the mouth, which blend with a citric/ acid finish on bramble. Very nice and powerful


Snooth User: winelog
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0.00 5
06/16/2009

Drunk at Morton's Riedel tasting.


Snooth User: magpie
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1.00 5
04/01/2008

This has some of the cherry notes one would expect from a Willamette Pinot, but the finish is nearly caustic. The fruit becomes unctious and is a very disagreeable drinking experience.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBright, 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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03/16/2010

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



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