Erath Winery 2010 Knight’s Gambit Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $50

By on May 25, 2013

Erath WineryKnight’s Gambit is a 34-acre vineyard planted between 1988 and 2001. Winemaker Gary Horner used all four clones of Pinot Noir planted there (Pommmard, Wadenswil, 115 and 777), then aged the wine for 15 months in 40% new French oak. The result is a richly textured and somewhat assertive Pinot Noir with aromas of toffee, lavender, cherry and cumin, followed by flavors of pomegranate, raspberry and cranberry – all classic notes from Dundee Hills grapes. It shows just a bit of oak on the midpalate and is backed with moderate tannins. This should become quite interesting in the next half-decade.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 231 cases

Alcohol: 13%


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