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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Eyrie Pinot Noir Estate 2009
Eyrie Pinot Noir Estate 2009
(search item no. 109368)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

All grapes for this wine came from our own vineyards in the Dundee Hills. This is our "young vine" cuvée, with vines averaging 26 years. Eyrie's attentive vineyard practices focus on picking at just the right time in order to capture optimal Pinot flavor. The wine was then aged in mostly neutral French oak for 16 months, resulting in a wine that accurately expresses Pinot Noir's inherent varietal characteristics. The deep, rich scents and flavors are enhanced by a long finish. It is a wine that pairs exceptionally well with food.

Pair with venison chops with blackberry compote, salmon with bacon & lentils.

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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.