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Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris 2011

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In 1970, David Lett produced five cases of the first Pinot gris in the New World. Aware of its potential, Lett expanded his acreage of Pinot gris until it made up about half of Eyrie's production. Today, it is the most widely planted white variety in Oregon and the second most popular white wine in the States. Fermented and aged in stainless steel sur lies for up to one year, Eyrie Pinot gris goes through 100% natural malolactic fermentation. Bone dry and medium-bodied with a nicely balanced acidity, Eyrie's Pinot gris shows complex varietal aromas and flavors, with a smooth yet crisp and refreshing finish.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.00 5
09/30/2013

Rather organic smelling on the nose with hints of old wood framing a core of spicy golden raspberry and something tropical and mango-like smeared over a sletty base note. Silken on entry, this show subtlety and a sophisticated textural polish that rounds off the edges without adding too much meat to cover the bones. Very much acid driven in the mouth, this is not really defined by a tartness though the bright flash of acidity is present on the palate and through the long, green apple and green apricot tinged finish. A very Burgundian P G if one might be allowed to say such a thing. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.50 5
09/30/2013

Four and a half glasses



In 1970, David Lett produced five cases of the first Pinot gris in the New World. Aware of its potential, Lett expanded his acreage of Pinot gris until it made up about half of Eyrie's production. Today, it is the most widely planted white variety in Oregon and the second most popular white wine in the States. Fermented and aged in stainless steel sur lies for up to one year, Eyrie Pinot gris goes through 100% natural malolactic fermentation. Bone dry and medium-bodied with a nicely balanced acidity, Eyrie's Pinot gris shows complex varietal aromas and flavors, with a smooth yet crisp and refreshing finish.

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