Pinot Noir 2014
6 Bottle Mix $33.29 / 12 Bottle Mix $29.59
91 points - Antonio Galloni
“Brilliant red. Fresh cherry, black raspberry and floral scents pick up notes of allspice and smoky minerals with air. Fleshy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors that slowly become sweeter and deeper on the back half. A spicy note adds bite and lift to the finish, which lingers with very good tenacity and a resonating floral quality.”
Eyrie Vineyards was officially founded by David and Diana Lett in 1966 when they planted their vineyards in the Red Hills of Dundee, about 30 miles SW of Portland. The Letts settled on the name Eyrie (EYE-ree) after the red-tailed hawks who make their home in the fir trees near the top of their original vineyard plantings. The winery was built in nearby McMinville and the first vintage to be produced and bottled was the 1970. And just five years later, in 1975, The Eyrie Vineyards produced the first American Pinot noir to compete successfully with the renowned Pinot Noirs of Burgundy. In the winery, Eyrie’s “gentle touch” vineyard philosophy is carried over in their winemaking approach. The “style” is based on picking grapes at that elusive point of maturity where true varietal characteristics are at their peak, but before they become over-ripe. In the winery great care is taken not to compromise these flavors.
#01304 Case: 750ML / 12