The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017

94 James Suckling | 92 Wine Advocate

$32.99

Description

Country: USA

Region: Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

Variety: Pinot Noir

Terroir: 84% estate fruit, with the rest sourced from the Cattrall Brothers’ Pear and Bishop Creek vineyards; 88% Nekia and Jory and 12% Woodburn

Winemaking: Vines are non-irrigated, own-rooted, Guyot-trained, spacings varying from 12’ x 6’ to 6’ x 3; hand-harvested (most fully destemmed); fermentation conducted in small (0.75 ton / 200 gallon) lots with 3 manual punchdowns each 24 hours; indigenous yeast; extended barrel oak aging for 18+ months (8% French Oak, 92% truly neutral with an average 20 year fill history); aged sur lees; racked only during blending; certified biodynamic

94 James Suckling  – A blend of all five Eyrie sites, this gives a gauge on the 2017 harvest here, as one that delivered fresh and complex style. Red-cherry, raspberry, blueberry and leafy aromas with gently earthy and spicy tones in equal measure. The palate has a very smooth core of fleshy red-cherry flavors and carries a velvety tannin texture long and fresh. Seriously complex pinot. Drink or hold.

92 Wine Advocate – Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate is classically styled, with scents of red and blackberry fruit and accents of forest floor, tobacco, and aniseed. The light-bodied palate is juicy and soft, with intense, earth-laced fruits and a long, spicy finish.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Create A Tasting Profile

How would you like New Jersey’s only Master of Wine to give you personal wine recommendations? It starts with this quick tasting profile so we can get to know your palate. Then each time you buy, rate, or review – it gets even better as we can tailor wines we may suggest to best suit your taste!