Perhaps because it is a blended wine, the Estate Selection is showing better fruit than many of Erath's single-vineyard Pinots in 2010. Light, pretty cherry fruit comes with a note of milk chocolate from barrel aging. It's nicely balanced with a medium-length finish.
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.