I opened a bottle of this last night, to go with a rack of lamb from the grill. It was terrible, and I poured the bottle out. I just chalked it up to a corked wine, which I rarely encounter. Now, (7.29.11) I have read Helene Antel's comments, which echo my experience, and I wonder if my other bottle will be bad or not? It had almost no fruit to the flavor profile, and was punky. Worse then Two Buck Chuck. I was searching online right now, to see if I had somehow purchased the wrong wine, because of some strong reviews for it. Now, I wonder what is going on. Did Eyrie send special reviewer bottles to the critics, and plonk into the bottles for sale? Anyone have any other ideas? I give it one star because it makes me give at least one.
My husband and I recently visited the Willamette Valley on a wine tasting/buying trip. Eyrie Vineyard came very well recommended and we were heartsick when we found ourselves too short on time to visit. Determined to taste the wine, I purchased several bottles of the Eyrie Pinot Noir Estate Pinot through wine.com on 5/1/2011. My husband and I were startled. We opened the first bottle and thought the taste odd and quite disappointing. I don’t mean to be rude, but we sipped a bit of it and then wound up adding the rest to a buffalo stew. Last night I opened the second bottle thinking perhaps I had passed judgment unfairly. My goodness, it was undrinkable. I finally realized the taste was not odd, the wine had gone bad. I don’t know why it took me so long to come to that conclusion. Even the color (too brown) was off. So now what to do? I am obviously reluctant to place another online order. I doubt it was the vintage? Have you received other, similar complaints? You have asked me to review this productwinery, I have elected not to do so. My comments would not have been very flattering. Wince .com sent me wine that had either been poorly made, poorly stored or poorly shipped.The wine was terrible. Your advice would be appreciated, Thanks very much.