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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Erath Pinot Noir

By Norm Bentley - | Apr 9, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

The North Georgia Wine Advisor



2018 Erath Pinot Noir


It is said that the best wine for Lamb is Merlot, so I soaked our Lamb Chops in Merlot for three hours before I put them on the grill. However, the bottle I placed next to them on the table was the 2018 Oregon Pinot Noir from Erath. I made a good choice on both counts!

This Pinot Noir is bright and fresh with a bouquet of strawberries and plums in its aroma. The flavors swirl in the glass with the presence of red raspberry, strawberry and a hint of cherry. The finish is lush and lingering. The alcohol content is 13.5%, and Norm’s score is 89.

A bottle of Erath combined with thick medium rare grilled Lamb Chops was a great choice for Easter Dinner, which we served with fresh asparagus and mashed potatoes. Oh, there were also deviled eggs!

Score: 89

Price: $16-$19