2012 Pinot Noir Outcrop Vineyard

2012 Pinot Noir Outcrop Vineyard

* The newest of the Eyrie vineyards, Outcrop Vineyard grows around 250′ elevation planted between 1982 and 2000 by the Eason family, then purchased by Eyrie in 2011. It grows a little under 5 acres entirely of Pinot Noir and stands adjacent to the lower portion of the Original Vines plantings. The Outcrop Pinot brings the most masculine structural presentation of the wines, while at the same time showing the most apparent pink and red berry notes. There is a lot of complexity here with layers of cedar and forest, alongside red cherry and berry, coupled with lime and grapefruit accents. The Outcrop carries an almost sinewy leanness, that expands into incredibly focused length with air. The nose here is on the darker side, showing scents of roast beef and cranberries as well as some roses and cherries. When tasted, intensity builds quickly on the palate with dark cherries and apples showing well. The acidity is crisp, feeling like limes, and the tannins show a touch of dust. On the finish some dark earth shows, working well with the fruit from the mid palate. 89+ now, and I look forward to tasting this after it's got some more age on it.

  • Product Name: Pinot Noir Outcrop Vineyard
  • Producer: The Eyrie Vineyards
  • Country Region Appellation:
    • USA
    • Oregon
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    • USA
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml
  • Case Pack: 12
  • SKU: 500987