Eyrie Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This is a bright red beauty with a subtle smokey aroma and deep, complex fruit notes. Taut and focused on the palate, a hint of red berry reminiscent of fresh strawberry jam is complicated with a lovely underlying spicyness and earth. With super-fine tannins and a satisfyingly long finish, this is a classic representation for the lover of ageworthy Pinot noir.
The Willamette Valley blend combines Pinot from Eyrie’s certified-organic estate vineyards with fruit from other old-vine sites. It is a blend of 72% estate grown Pinot, with 10% Cattrall Brothers, 8% Thistle Vineyard, and 10% Tukwilla Vineyard - all of which are also organically certified or organic.
Picked by hand, our Pinot noir is destemmed and put into a variety of fermenters, from small one-ton bins to a 5 ton wooden cuve, to undergo native primary fermentation. Two fermenters were 100% whole cluster and contributed 3.8 % of the final blend.
Our barrels are mostly neutral—for this vintage, only 11% were new. Having undergone native malolactic fermentation and aged for almost 2 years, the 2015 Pinot noir was blended after 23 months and then bottled and sealed under Diam cork.
- Product Name: Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
- Producer: The Eyrie Vineyards
- Country Region Appellation:
- Willamette Valley
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Agricultural Standards: Organic
- Closure: Cork
- ALC %: 13.5