Pronounced aromas of ripe white peaches and mandarin oranges lead to a fruity wine; clean and zesty. A little simple, with a dash of sweetness. Low oak. A friendly everyday cocktail-style wine.
This is Erath’s big production white wine. It’s well-balanced, with moderately ripe apple and pear flavors, some noticeable tannins, and firm acids. A solid, middle-of-the-road effort.
Sharp-toned aromas push the volatility a bit too far for anyone sensitive to nail polish scents. Consequently, the light, stainless steel fermented fruit flavors turn thin and slightly bitter.
It’s difficult to understand what this is trying to be. Pinot Gris can show some light blush color, but this wine is almost pink. The result is tannic and tart, with a rhubarb-like flavor.
Pronounced FOO-kway, this is the highest in alcohol but the lowest in flavor of the Erath line up. The first bottle tasted flat, leafy and dull, but a second bottle was significantly improved. Nonetheless it appears to be aging quickly, with an astringent, tannic finish.
The Dion is a new entry in the long list of Erath single-vineyard wines. It doesn’t show much in this difficult vintage. Short and intensely herbal, it has strong scents and flavors of tomato leaf, which override any hint of ripe fruit flavor.