Eyrie Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Willamette Valley 2008

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Jason Lett of Eyrie vineyards is a pioneer in the Willamette Valley. His winery, established in 1966 produced the region's first Pinot Noir, spurring the enormous growth and interest in Oregon Pinot. More importantly, over the years he has continued to hone and perfect his vineyard practices and production methods to maintain the best quality and help establish the Dundee Hills AVA. 2008 was an incredible vintage in Oregon and the Wine Advocate rated this wine 92 points saying "The medium ruby red 2008 Pinot Noir Estate offers up a lovely perfume of cherry blossom, cinnamon, incense, cranberry, and raspberry. Elegant on the palate with plenty of spicy red fruit, lively acidity, and enough structure to evolve for several years, it will be at its best from 2013 to 2023." Extremely Limited!

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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
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12/04/2011

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External Reviews for Eyrie Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Willamette Valley

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Source: WineExpress.com
12/07/2010

Jason Lett of Eyrie vineyards is a pioneer in the Willamette Valley. His winery, established in 1966 produced the region's first Pinot Noir, spurring the enormous growth and interest in Oregon Pinot. More importantly, over the years he has continued to hone and perfect his vineyard practices and production methods to maintain the best quality and help establish the Dundee Hills AVA. 2008 was an incredible vintage in Oregon and the Wine Advocate rated this wine 92 points saying "The medium ruby red 2008 Pinot Noir Estate offers up a lovely perfume of cherry blossom, cinnamon, incense, cranberry, and raspberry. Elegant on the palate with plenty of spicy red fruit, lively acidity, and enough structure to evolve for several years, it will be at its best from 2013 to 2023." Extremely Limited!



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