2015 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, OR

  • Producer

    Eyrie Vineyards

  • 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.

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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.

Jason Lett


We pride ourselves on showcasing the true classic and iconic producers of their region. It's a thrill for us to add Eyrie to our Collection.

It feels wrong to describe The Eyrie Vineyards as a dynasty, even though, technically, it is one. The wines, and the people, of Eyrie have too light a touch for such a grandiose word. Like his late father, David, Eyrie’s Jason Lett has chosen the hands-on, artisanal life of the vigneron over that of the brand/empire builder.

In the mid-1960s, David Lett effectively created a whole new category of fine wine when he planted Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley; in a relatively short period of time, this region has been recognized as one of the world’s greatest terroirs for the grape.



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