Founding winemaker Dick Erath planted this eye-catching 27-acre vineyard in 1983, and it’s not slowing down — even in a less-than-stellar vintage. This creation — one of four bottlings from this site — is primarily of Pommard clone and brings an attractive color along with whiffs of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, almond extract, a pinch of mint and rub of lavender. The entry is charming with ripe Rainier cherry and raspberry flavors, followed by white strawberry and minerality. Silky tannins lead to a delicate and delicious pop of cranberry sauce with a scrap of orange zest in the beautiful finish. Suggested pairings include salmon, rosemary glazed duck, foie gras, pork or Boeuf Bourguignon.
Production: 988 cases