Knudsen-Erath Pinot Noir United States Oregon Red 2008
Nice deep red fruit and black berry infused with spice. Good tannin and great, toasty oak on the back palate. It's a bigger, heavier style and very nicely structured. Really enjoyed it! - Tasted at winery 8/17/10
Nice wood notes amidst the red berry and spice on the nose. Good weight on the palate, with spice and wood with the fruit. Doesn't linger long, but it's tasty. - Tasted at winery 8/17/10
At 14.99 you can't go to wrong with this wine. As noted hints of berries , orange and caramel. Good on the palette with a good acidic balance and smooth finish. Good to have for informal gatherings or just for that weekend alone.
Frankly, I wasn't that impressed. Lots of dry and bright cherry with some dark, annoying tannic notes and not a lot of depth. A surprise considering the overall quality of the '08 vintage. A good value for the price but not a memorable Pinot.
Good but not great. Better wines from this region at the same price point.
External Reviews for Knudsen-Erath Pinot Noir United States Oregon Red
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.
Erath Vineyards in Oregon has a real hit with their entry level Pinot Noir in 2008. The Wine Spaectator said it has "true varietal character and Burgundian elegance." and Wine Enthusiast Magazine said it was "Light in texture, with pretty cherry and orange peel aromas and flavors playing against refreshing acidity, lingering nicely." A great value at under $20, don't miss it.
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This very highly rated wine has vivid aromas of spiced red plum and orange blossom. Its rich, full flavors include chocolate, caramel, and red fruit, with hints of earthy undertones. This richness combines with a balanced acidity to produce a spicy, long finish.
563 cases produced.
|Total Acidity: 0.63 grams per liter|