2018 Eyrie Vineyards "The Eyrie" Pinot NoirUdsolgt
Elevation: 260’– 410’ Planted: 1966–1974 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.
One of five cuvées that are produced identically, with the same fermentation regimes of wild yeast and small fermentation vessels, followed by aging in blends of cooperage with 12% new oak in each. The result is a fascinating journey up the Dundee Hills, from our lowest elevation Sisters vineyard at 220’ up to our highest elevation Daphne vineyard at 860’. Each wine reflects facets of soil, site, exposure, and vine age that together capture a precise portrait of how variations in place can influence Pinot noir.
Fermentation: Neutral oak
Production in cases: 445
Bottling date: September 2020
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Total acidity: 5.3 g/L
Residual sugar 0.0
Alcohol %: 13.41