Eyrie Pinot Meunier 2001

Red Wine from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$21.99
Item No. 61638
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Pinot Meunier is similar to Pinot noir in its flavors and berry scents, but is a little more "rustic" than its elegant sister variety. This red grape is traditionally grown in the Champagne region of northern France, where it is pressed off as untinted juice and used, along with Pinot noir and Chardonnay, in the cuvées of fine Champagne. We think Pinot Meunier merits attention on its own as a "still" red wine.

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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 Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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