Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
“Breathe in wafts of warm boysenberry pie and black currant, interwoven with anise
and blooming violets. The succulent jammy palate is resplendent with dark cherry,
mixed berries and sarsaparilla. Easy, approachable and oh-so-sippable.”
Gary H orner, Erath Winemaker
‘Ripe, round and approachable’ was our mantra as we set out selecting vineyard
sites for Resplendent™ Pinot Noir. Distinctly rich, Resplendent™ Pinot Noir
offers sumptuous tones of dark berry flavors underlain with spicy wood notes and
mouth filling fullness.
The 2015 vintage was the second hottest on record in the Willamette Valley,
slightly behind the record setting 2014 vintage. The month of September and
early October provided a very nice end to the season. Temperatures cooled to
near normal, especially at night. The extremely early harvest extended into
October allowing for maturation under preferred cool and dry conditions.
Harvest began August 28 and lasted until Oct. 9.
Fruit quality was exceptional producing balanced wines that despite the hot
season maintained acidity with moderate alcohol. Excellent color and