2015 Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, OR
What we love
When I look at Eyrie’s resolutely classic label, I know one thing for certain. What’s inside the bottle is Pinot Noir at its best: balanced, perfumed, high-energy. Pinot Noir that is the epitome of finesse. Pinot Noir that has proved to be some of the most cellar-worthy wine from the grape outside of Burgundy. It really is a standard-bearer, and a model of finesse that is a true chameleon with food.
About this Wine
This is the very essence of Oregon Pinot Noir: a ‘category-defining’ wine in every regard.
This Pinot is sleek, shimmering, and refined, with moderate alcohol (13.6%) and bright, refreshing acidity. Fermented on only ambient yeasts, with a small percentage of whole grape clusters included, the wine was then aged nearly two years in mostly used French oak (11% of the barrels were new, but otherwise Eyrie is working with some of the oldest barrels in use anywhere in the US).
I have said repeatedly that the greatest price-to-quality Pinot Noirs on earth hail from Oregon. This wine is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. For $36, this is one of the smartest buys on the market and can age 15+ years without effort. Not to get too melodramatic about it, but this is essential wine – essential to one’s understanding of this grape, this place, and great wine in general. Cheers!
- 100% Pinot Noir.
- 13.6% alc - 3,691 cases made.
- Drink now through 2028.
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