Eyrie Reserve Pinot Noir 1996

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$37.99
Item No. 50778
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP91
  • 1975
  • RP97

Winemaker's Notes

The wine was aged nearly two years in barrel, during which time it underwent natural, spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Falling naturally clear during this extended aging process, it was bottled without filtration or fining. The combination of high fruit quality, coupled with Eyrie's gentle, "hands off" approach in the winery, is reflected in this outstanding wine. Richly scented, it shows a silky texture and resonant flavor structure.

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 Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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