About This Wine
A lesson learned early in life has served Eric Eide well.
“From humble beginnings in a small town in northeastern Montana, I was taught that there are no shortcuts to be had when pursuing greatness — in any endeavor,” Eide says. “In winemaking, great vineyards, attention to detail and hard work will get one started down that path; once there, it must be followed with conviction, integrity and a finely tuned palate to propel through the finish line.”
That’s the philosophy practiced at Aberrant Cellars, and Aberrant’s Confrero label is, and will always be, dedicated to the practice of bringing distinct vineyards and clones of Pinot Noir together from differing sub-regions within the Willamette Valley.
“From this ideal, we strive for a consistency of style and quality,” Eide says. “It’s our most generous, flirtatious offering where elegance and perfume stride equally to the wine's richness.” The 2013 Confrero Pinot is all of that… and delicious.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Oregon’s Willamette Valley Growing Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Cherries Jubilee, Cranberry, Red Flowers, Mushroom, Vanilla and Toasted Oak
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (24% First Fill) for 11 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestionglazed grilled salmon with sautéed baby red potatoes, pearl onions and baby carrots.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe