Even in a less-than-ripe vintage such as this, the Leland stands out in the Erath lineup. Tight and herbal, this has an array of Pinot-specific fruits that are of medium concentration. Its balanced use of barrel aging brings a chocolate flavor to the 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.