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Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Less reserved than Reserve wines, the Estate Pinot noirs are fresh and vivacious. Aged 11 months in mostly neutral oak casks, the wine is not fined, and is filtered only if necessary.

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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

External Reviews for Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2006 Pinot Noir Estate was aged entirely in seasoned oak. It is light ruby-colored with a lovely bouquet of cherry and wild strawberry. This leads to a velvety textured, elegant wine with savory red fruits, spice, excellent concentration and a fruit-filled finish. The wine's impeccable balance may allow for further development in the bottle but it can be enjoyed now. Achieving this level of elegance in a vintage like 2006 is a singular accomplishment.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2007 Pinot Noir Estate is more expressive aromatically. Cinnamon, allspice, rose petal, cherry, and raspberry scents lead to a silky, medium-bodied, feminine Pinot with savory red fruits, excellent concentration, lively acidity, and a lengthy finish. Drink this tasty effort through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Light red. Intriguing perfume of redcurrant, pomegranate, strawberry bitters, botanical herbs and dried flowers; reminds me of a Barolo Chinato. Sweet, light-bodied red berry flavors are firmed by bitter cherry skin and licorice qualities. Succulent herbal and floral notes come up with air and extend through the silky, persistently sweet finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Classic Eyrie, European styling, and perfectly suited to this rather lean vintage. Impeccable balance, with a subtle mix of fruits, herbs, spices, leaf and wood. The grip and authority of this wine are lovely.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/13/2008

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.


External Review
01/28/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2006 Eyrie Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
02/03/2009

The 2006 Pinot Noir Estate was aged entirely in seasoned oak. It is light ruby-colored with a lovely bouquet of cherry and wild strawberry. This leads to a velvety textured, elegant wine with savory red fruits, spice, excellent concentration and a fr... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2006 Eyrie Pinot Noir 750ml



Wine Tasting Notes Less reserved than Reserve wines, the Estate Pinot noirs are fresh and vivacious. Aged 11 months in mostly neutral oak casks, the wine is not fined, and is filtered only if necessary.

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