1976 Erath Pinot Noir

Last night after an epic day of tasting I picked up a Dungeness Crab and Pine Nut Lasagna from Nick’s in McMinnville to eat while watching the Alabama vs. VT game. (wife is a mega Alabama fan). If you don’t know, you can call ahead to Nick’s and buy an uncooked lasagna to take home. Sort of the killer version of Papa Murphy’s.

Anyway, my cousin Jack starts rummaging through the cellar and pulls this beauty out and asked if I’d like to try it. WHAT!? Yes please!

Still amazingly youthful. Ruby colored with no bricking what-so-ever. The nose still has some vibrant fruit while riding a fine line of just being a tad old. The palate however is still a rock star with lots of red fruits, earth tones and amazing complexity. Furthermore, this wine did not budge the entire time it was open. In fact, it may have gotten even better by the last glass. What an amazing treat. But wait, Oregon Pinot Noir doesn’t age. :slight_smile:

I also had the 1994 Domaine Drouhin Laurene at dinner the other night at Farm to Fork and it was singing.

And you didn’t invite me. [middle-finger.gif]

I know right? Sorry about that, I truely had no idea this was coming.

Okay I just crapped myself. That has been a dream wine ever since I saw some of the old Erath’s on wine list here in Chicago. Congrats on being able to taste such a epic bottle!

Coincidentally Mr. Trotter is asking a pretty penny for what he has on his wine list.