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Eyrie Chardonnay 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Eyrie's old-vine Chardonnay vineyard blocks (47 years old in 2010) are planted to a unique selection of clones, the "Draper Selection," which are particularly well suited to Oregon's climate. This selection was made in 1964 from Chardonnay vines imported to the U.S. in the 1890s and 1930s. We treat these grapes with great respect. The wine rests undisturbed "sur lies" in barrel for one year, is moderately filtered, then bottled. Eyrie Chardonnay expresses complex aromas and only the barest hint of oak. On the palate, the wine's richness is reiterated, finishing long and crisp.

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The Eyrie Vineyards:
Quality winegrowing in America was in its infancy in the 1970’s. The Spurrier tasting in Paris in 1976 gave the first international credibility to California Cabernet and Chardonnay. Three years later, again in Paris, and the following year in Beaune, The Eyrie Vineyards 1975 Pinot noir brought international attention to Oregon, a wine region unfamiliar to almost anyone except a handful of hard... Read more
Quality winegrowing in America was in its infancy in the 1970’s. The Spurrier tasting in Paris in 1976 gave the first international credibility to California Cabernet and Chardonnay. Three years later, again in Paris, and the following year in Beaune, The Eyrie Vineyards 1975 Pinot noir brought international attention to Oregon, a wine region unfamiliar to almost anyone except a handful of hardy pioneers. With these two tastings, Oregon won its first recognition as the New World home for Pinot noir. Read less

Eyrie's old-vine Chardonnay vineyard blocks (47 years old in 2010) are planted to a unique selection of clones, the "Draper Selection," which are particularly well suited to Oregon's climate. This selection was made in 1964 from Chardonnay vines imported to the U.S. in the 1890s and 1930s. We treat these grapes with great respect. The wine rests undisturbed "sur lies" in barrel for one year, is moderately filtered, then bottled. Eyrie Chardonnay expresses complex aromas and only the barest hint of oak. On the palate, the wine's richness is reiterated, finishing long and crisp.

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