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Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Reserve 2003

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"...successes were the exception. SomehowThe Eyrie Vineyards was able to produce a wine of elegance and grace.The wine was aged entirely in seasoned oak. Light to medium ruby incolor, it has an enticing perfume of cherry and raspberry, a silkysmooth texture, concentrated flavors, and a lengthy finish. It may lackthe depth and richness of a great year but it is a superb effort in the2003 vintage."90 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate # 179, Oct 2008

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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

"...successes were the exception. SomehowThe Eyrie Vineyards was able to produce a wine of elegance and grace.The wine was aged entirely in seasoned oak. Light to medium ruby incolor, it has an enticing perfume of cherry and raspberry, a silkysmooth texture, concentrated flavors, and a lengthy finish. It may lackthe depth and richness of a great year but it is a superb effort in the2003 vintage."90 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate # 179, Oct 2008

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