Eyrie Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $15.99
Item No. 112087
  • RP90
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Eyrie has been setting the benchmark for American Pinot gris ever since their favorite winegrower, David Lett, planted the first New World vines in 1965. The tradition continues with the 2009 vintage. Bone dry and medium-bodied with a nicely balanced acidity, Eyrie's Pinot Gris shows complex varietal aromas and flavors, with a smooth yet crisp and refreshing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Pinot Gris was fermented and raised in stainless steel and went through malolactic fermentation. It is a creamy-textured, flavorful effort that remains a benchmark for Oregon producers of this varietal. Both the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are outstanding values."
90 Points

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(11/25/2011)
This remains one of my favorite Pinot Gris, year after year. Light, fruity... my 'go to' choice for summer gatherings.
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Learn About Eyrie Map ItMap It

The Eyrie Vineyards (eye-ree) was established by David and Diana Lett in 1966. Yamhill County's pioneer vineyard produced the Willamette Valley's first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the first Pinot Gris in America. The vineyards are located in the Dundee Hills, the winery in nearby McMinnville.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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