Tasting Erath “Prince Hill 115” Pinot Noir 2012


Sometimes you just have to open up a really nice bottle of red wine to go with your Friday night leftovers. 🙂 Half (or more) of my professional community is living it up in Vienna this weekend, but I’ve had a week of conferencing myself, and had a great round of idea-spinning today at work. Anyhow, between Brexit and various other hullaballoos, it’s been a heck of a week. 

Enter this well-heeled swashbuckler of a Pinot Noir! Bright and deep: bright red plum and cherry aromas, underpinned by really whiffy mushroom. On the palate, some really spicy-zingy stuff happens: cranberry, that plum again, then some slinky, tiger-tiger-burning-bright, smoky oolong action lingers on and on. Like, a lot. For a long, long time. You can’t really call it a “finish” — more like the slowest of slow fades. These flavors stick around longer than an unloved in-law. 

This magnificent malingerer isn’t cheap — probably about $40-50 — but if you like big Pinots that go for days, you might want to check it out! 

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