Erath Pinot Noir Oregon 2015 – $25,95. Charming New World.
Before turning to my notes, I would like to admit that I am generally quite demanding in terms of New World Pinot. Indeed, I usually require a nice crunchy acidity a la Burgundy to score high marks rather than letting them simply do their own thing, which would mean a riper fruit with more of a concentrated, wilder character. So that said I’ve been trying to open my mind a little lately, and to simply appreciate what the terroir brings to the table. I must say that this was easy enough here, since this Pinot from Oregon was definitely unabashed in its New World origins, and showed it in a super elegant way. On the nose, this was a big party of crushed raspberries, candied cherries and dark chocolate shavings. On the palate, the tannins were present but 0 raspy, the acidity did a good balancing job and the flavors of candied red fruits, chocolate and dust made it overall super pleasant to drink. A KILLER pairing with a Chinese fondue, btw, and a pretty darn good value Pinot in its style. Yezur.
SAQ Link: Erath Pinot Noir Oregon 2015 – $25,95.
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