Erath Leland Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Brilliant red. Ripe red and dark berries, cherry and a hint of dried flowers on the nose. Supple and gently sweet in the mouth, offering slightly jammy cherry and boysenberry flavors and a hint of savory herbs. Shows good energy on the light tannic finish, which features a late jolt of spicy white pepper.
Compared with Erath's inexpensive, mass-produced Oregon Pinot, this limited-production cuvée seems sweet, as if dusted with powdered sugar. It's made in a forward, fruity style, and offers no challenges, but that grapey sweetness may hamper its food-matching possibilities.