Issue: August 31, 2006
< The biggest wine company in the Pacific Northwest, Washington's Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, has purchased Oregon's biggest Pinot Noir producer, Erath. Owner Dick Erath agreed to sell the brand, the winery and his long-term contracts with other growers for an undisclosed price.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2006.