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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Eyrie Pinot Gris 2008
Eyrie Pinot Gris 2008
(search item no. 109993)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1970, David Lett produced five cases of the first Pinot gris in the New World. Aware of its potential, Lett expanded his acreage of Pinot gris until it made up about half of Eyrie's production. Today, it is the most widely planted white variety in Oregon and the second most popular white wine in the States. Fermented and aged in stainless steel sur lees for up to one year, Eyrie Pinot gris goes through 100% natural malo-lactic fermentation. Bone dry and medium-bodied with a nicely balanced acidity, Eyrie's 2008 Pinot gris shows complex varietal aromas and flavors, with a smooth yet crisp and refreshing finish.
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About Eyrie:

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.