Erath 2010 Le Jour Magique White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $55

By on April 12, 2013

Oregon wineThis is one of the rarest of Pinot Noirs, one in which there is no color, thanks to the techniques of Gary Horner, Erath’s longtime winemaker. The name means “The Magic Day” and is part of his “La Collection Magique” series. It opens with aromas of pear, candy corn, caramel and quince, followed by bright flavors of Queen Anne cherry, passionfruit and lime zest. To us, this would be the perfect wine to serve with oysters, scallops or steamed mussels.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 234

Alcohol: 13.5%

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