The Eyrie Vineyards was founded in 1966 by David and Diana Lett and was the first vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The previous year, David had planted the first Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris in the Willamette Valley, now the epicentre of the Oregon wine industry. In 1970, The Eyrie Vineyards produced the New World’s first Pinot Gris, and in 1975 they produced the first American Pinot Noir to compete successfully with Burgundy.
“A bit darker and denser than most, this is aromatic with spicy pear notes, hinting at tobacco and cardamom as the pear and melon flavours linger.” – Wine Spectator
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“The 2007 Pinot Gris Estate is light gold in colour. Notes of tangerine zest, peach, and apricot lead to a mouth-filling, round, ripe, flavourful wine kept in check by the lively natural acidity of the vintage. It is likely to evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now. 90 points.” – Jay Miller – robertparker.com