Erath Winery 2010 Prince Hill 777 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $50

By on May 10, 2013

Oregon wineThis is one of four Prince Hill vineyard designates from Erath as winemaker Gary Horner takes a deep dive into exploring one of his favorite vineyards. Prince Hill was planted 30 years ago near founder Dick Erath’s home and has 27 acres of Pinot Noir. This version, focusing on clone 777, shows a bit more oak than the other three, along with aromas of saddle leather, clove, alfalfa, strawberry and violet. A gentle entry leads to flavors of blueberry, cinnamon, raspberry and mild cherry. Bright acidity and mild tannins give this just the right amount of structure to life the fruit without getting in the way.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 232 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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