Yet another Pinot designate from Erath (how many do they have?!) mixing broad, ripe fruit with some chocolaty oak. The value add here is some of the herbal Oregon spice, which adds highlights missing from some of the other bottlings. Still, it's broad, friendly and a bit short on the follow-through.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.