Erath Winery 2012 Prince Hill Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $50

By on September 30, 2015

Erath Winery Prince Hill Pinot Noir labelGary Horner creates vineyard-designated Pinot Noir from nine sites — and counting — but founding winemaker Dick Erath’s iconic Prince Hill Vineyard nearby leads to the largest such bottling at this Ste. Michelle property surrounded by Knudsen Vineyards. The nose is quite fruit-forward as it features black currant, Marionberry and chocolate-covered pomegranate aromas and flavors. The mouthfilling structure leads to an enjoyable, layered and juicy finish of black cherry, fig and coffee. Enjoy with Duck Confit, and thanks to the distribution network belonging to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, this wine is available through high-end wine merchants in virtually every state.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,203 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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