Eyrie Vineyard Willamette Pinot Noir Oregon 2005
Eyrie’s attentive vineyard practices focused on picking at just the right time in order to capture optimal Pinot flavor. The wine was then aged in mostly neutral French oak for nearly two years, resulting in a wine that accurately expresses Pinot Noir’s inherent varietal characteristics. The deep, rich scents and flavors are enhanced by a long and lingering finish. It is a wine that pairs exceptionally well with food. Pair With: Venison chops with blackberry compote, salmon with bacon & lentils.
Editorial Reviews for Eyrie Vineyard Willamette Pinot Noir Oregon
The fruit here is ripe and still a touch matte with split leather and spice tones over a meaty, slightly roasted core. This has rich fruit but the great acids keep the wine light on it's feet. The tannins are very soft and ripe adding volume in the mouth and length on the finish with it's cola and cinnamon spice notes. Perfectly nice yet uninspired Oregon Pinot 88pts
External Reviews for Eyrie Vineyard Willamette Pinot Noir Oregon
Bright red color. Strikingly fragrant nose offers a complex bouquet of fresh red berries, Asian spices, pungent herbs and rose. Juicy strawberry and raspberry flavors are silky in texture, with mounting sweetness and fine-grained tannins adding gentle grip. An extremely elegant, fresh and vibrant wine, with excellent finishing lift, clarity and persistence. This refused to let go of my palate, which was fine by me. These are the oldest pinot vines in Oregon.