Pinot Noir

2006

The Eyrie Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

750 ML

$39.99

Product Description

All grapes for this wine came from our own vineyards in the Dundee Hills. This is our young vine cuvée, with vines averaging 20 years in 2006. The naturally low yields in that vintage resulted in more concentrated wines of incredible balance and complexity. Eyries 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 noirs 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.

Details

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Oregon

Region Description:

This state’s strict wine laws demand that variety wines must contain at least 90% of the named grape (except for Cabernet Sauvignon). The region’s cool climate comes from its proximity to the Pacific and its primary grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The latter wine is usually medium bodied, with aromas reminiscent of pears and apples and a surprising depth and complexity. Oregon Pinot Gris is a great food wine, and works especially well with seafood and salmon. Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine here, but that is because it can be such a difficult grape to grow that yields are inevitably low. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are balanced, fruity and full.