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.
This wine is lovely. It is wonderful to drink now but would evolve a bit more over the next 3-5 years. It is a light ruby-colour with a beautiful bouquet of cherry and wild strawberry. It is a velvety textured, elegant wine with savoury red fruits, spice, excellent concentration and a fruit-filled finish.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“In the glass, The Eyrie Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills was a clear, garnet red delivering an incredible combination of strawberry and raspberry fruit along with notes of earth and forest floor. This estate grown pinot noir was well structured and balanced, with delicious cherry fruit, great acidity, silky texture, and a long captivating finish.” – Beyondthebottle.com