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Eyrie Vineyards

In the winter of 1965, after earning a degree in viticulture and enology from UC/Davis, and research in Europe, 25-year old David Lett moved to Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory”. He planted the cuttings in a rented nursery plot, and went looking for the perfect vineyard site. It was the first planting of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and related varieties in the Willamette Valley, and the first Pinot gris in America.

The Eyrie Vineyards, founded by David and Diana Lett in 1966, is located in the Red Hills of Dundee, about 30 miles SW of Portland. It was named for the red-tailed hawks who make their home (EYE-ree) in the fir trees at the top of the first vineyard plantings. The winery is in nearby McMinnville.

In 1970, The Eyrie Vineyards produced our first vintage. In 1975, The Eyrie Vineyards produced the first American Pinot noir to compete successfully with the renowned Pinot noirs of Burgundy. (Paris, 1979; Beaune, 1980).

Total annual production is around 10,000 cases. All wines are estate-grown and produced. In addition to handcrafted Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Chardonnay, the Eyrie Vineyards also makes limited bottlings of Pinot blanc, Pinot Meunier and Muscat Ottonel.

In 2005, Jason Lett took over from his father as winemaker and vineyard manager at The Eyrie Vineyards, and continues his family’s pioneering legacy.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Gris Pris: 200,00 DKK
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2015, Eyrie Pinot Gris Pris: 200,00 DKK
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This vintage is highly aromatic, with dense layers of lime, pea shoots, and white strawberry, finishing with a spicy uplift. The texture is round and full. The forepalate is dominated by ripe lychee and passionfruit that hint at sweetness - although the wine is absolutely dry. Flavors of dried sea grass, kiwi, and currants fill out the rich and very long finish. Complex, precise, and substantial, this latest release form Eyrie continues to define the best of Oregon Pinot gris.
2016 Eyrie Pinot Gris Pris: 200,00 DKK
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2014, Eyrie Pinot Gris Original Vines Pris: 360,00 DKK
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2015, Eyrie Pinot Gris Original Vines Pris: 360,00 DKK
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This 2015 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot gris Original Vines presents the character of the grape varietal and the vintage as vividly as possible — by working as minimally as possible. Freshness, depth, and vitality are the goal here. The grapes come from the first Pinot gris vines planted in the New World, and we’ve given special attention in order to pay homage to these old vines.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Gris Original Vines magnum Pris: 800,00 DKK
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This 2015 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot gris Original Vines presents the character of the grape varietal and the vintage as vividly as possible — by working as minimally as possible. Freshness, depth, and vitality are the goal here. The grapes come from the first Pinot gris vines planted in the New World, and we’ve given special attention in order to pay homage to these old vines.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Blanc Pris: 240,00 DKK
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2015, Eyrie Pinot Blanc Pris: 230,00 DKK
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2016 Eyrie Chardonnay Pris: 260,00 DKK
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The Chardonnay estate is a barrel selection. Since each barrel ferments with its own yeast and ages at its own rate, each barrel becomes very distinct. Before bottling, Jason tastes each barrel. Those barrels which speak to the longest aging potential become the Original Vines Reserve. This estate, on the other hand, is blended from those barrels which offer the most immediate pleasure. 
2015 Eyrie Original Vines Chardonnay Pris: 420,00 DKK
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The Chardonnay Original Vines is a barrel selection. Since each barrel ferments with its own yeast and ages at its own rate, each barrel becomes very distinct. Before bottling, Jason tastes each barrel. Those barrels which speak to the longest aging potential become the Original Vines Reserve. 

Certified organic. The oldest vines in the Willamette Valley are among the last surviving remnants of the Draper field selection, a French import from the 1930s now extinct outside of our region. Vines are non-irrigated and no herbicides, systemic chemicals or insecticides have ever been used in the vineyards. Upon harvest, the grapes from these venerable vines are gently destemmed, crushed and pressed in slow cycles. The wine ferments in mostly neutral French oak barrels and ages in our cool cellar for one year on the lees. 
 
2015, Eyrie Trousseau Pris: 350,00 DKK
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2013, Eyrie Pinot Noir Pris: 320,00 DKK
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The overall impression of the wine is freshness and balance in spite of the warm vintage.  On the nose, savory red raspberry and blueberry combine with a truffled earthiness and floral spice.  On the palate, crushed strawberry, violets, and sweet cherry pay homage to the riper year while briar, and porcini notes bring complexity. Texture is defined by soft but present tannins that rise through the midpalate to create a sueded texture. The tannins are enhanced by firm acidity on the finish.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Noir Pris: 340,00 DKK
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The overall impression of the wine is freshness and balance in spite of the warm vintage.  On the nose, savory red raspberry and blueberry combine with a truffled earthiness and floral spice.  On the palate, crushed strawberry, violets, and sweet cherry pay homage to the riper year while briar, and porcini notes bring complexity. Texture is defined by soft but present tannins that rise through the midpalate to create a sueded texture. The tannins are enhanced by firm acidity on the finish.
2015 Eyrie Pinot Noir Pris: 340,00 DKK
   På lager
The overall impression of the wine is freshness and balance in spite of the warm vintage.  On the nose, savory red raspberry and blueberry combine with a truffled earthiness and floral spice.  On the palate, crushed strawberry, violets, and sweet cherry pay homage to the riper year while briar, and porcini notes bring complexity. Texture is defined by soft but present tannins that rise through the midpalate to create a sueded texture. The tannins are enhanced by firm acidity on the finish.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Noir "3 Sisters Vineyard" Pris: 400,00 DKK
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2014, Eyrie Pinot Noir "Out Crop Vineyard" Pris: 450,00 DKK
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2014, Eyrie Vineyards, Daphne Pinot Noir Pris: 660,00 DKK
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Named for a very dear and longtime friend of Eyrie, this 1.5 acres of Pinot was planted to Pommard clone in 1974 and produces intense wines of herbal fruit and stones from very small clusters. This hilltop vineyard’s soil is very shallow, averaging less than 10 inches on top of large boulders from 820’.

Cases produced: 82
Alcohol by volume: 13%
2014, Eyrie Vineyards Roland Green Pinot Noir Pris: 500,00 DKK
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Elevation: 540’–720’     Yrs Age: 25         Acres: 5.1
Named for David Lett’s father Roland Green Lett, the 5 acres of Pinot here were planted in 1988 to Pommard and Wadenswil  clones. This direct south-facing vineyard provides wines of great  texture, depth and finesse  from  a nearly perfect site.
2014, Eyrie Pinot Noir Original Vines Pris: 660,00 DKK
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Elevation: 260’– 410’     Yrs Age: 40 – 49         Acres: 7
Eyrie’s original vineyard, and the home of the hawks that grace our label, the 7 acres of Pinot here were planted from 1965 to 1974 to Wadenswil, Pommard and Upright clones. The elevation runs from 260’ up to 410’ and faces south rolling east and west. The wines from this site are our most fragrant and complex. This is the original planting of Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley.
2013 Eyrie South Block Reserve Pinot Noir Pris: 1.500,00 DKK
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From 1975 until 2007, David Lett made a South Block Reserve from a parcel of vines that started showing signs of phylloxera, and so with that demise in mind, Jason is reviving the label because he believes there could be only around ten years left. The 2013 Pinot Noir South Block Reserve has a very refined, delineated bouquet with precise red cherry, crushed strawberry, bergamot and vanilla pod scents given lift by the prudent 25% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity, an impressive tensile structure that delivers plenty of mineralité on the sustained finish. It is a complex wine that should age with style and panache.
 
94 Robert Parker
 
Ultra limiteret af en af Oregon mest legendarisk pinoter.
2014 Eyrie South Block Reserve Pinot Noir Pris: 1.500,00 DKK
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From vines planted in 1968 in the original Eyrie vineyard, the 2014 Pinot Noir South Block Reserve is pale to medium ruby in color with a savory nose of sweet tobacco and scorched earth with blood orange peel, dried black tea leaves, dried red roses and cola. Light to medium-bodied, it features red fruits in the mouth with lovely layers of amaro, yellow raisin and tobacco, with firm, fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very long, layered and textured.
 
94 Robert Parker
 
Ultra limiteret af en af Oregon mest legendarisk pinoter.
 
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Brannersvej 6
2920 Charlottenlund
Telefon: +45 35102017
E-mail: mail@kkwine.dk
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