"The 2003 Pinot Noir Reserve is the product of an exceptionally challenging hot vintage in which successes were the exception. Somehow The Eyrie Vineyards was able to produce a wine of elegance and grace. The wine was aged entirely in seasoned oak. Light to medium ruby in color, it has an enticing perfume of cherry and raspberry, a silky smooth texture, concentrated flavors, and a lengthy finish. It may lack the depth and richness of a great year but it is a superb effort in the 2003 vintage."
"Unlike many new world Pinots that are over-extracted and heavy, [Eyrie 2003 Reserve Pinot noir] is a lesson in finesse and delicacy with a lithe texture and flavors of herbs, minerals, hibiscus and tart red fruit." Food & Wine: Wine Guide ‘08.