The Eyrie vineyards is an amazing estate of majestic beauty and world-class wines. One of the ways they are set apart from other Oregon producers is that they have older vines, especially for this bottling which were planted between 1966 and 1974. One of the other significant factors is that they started farming all their vineyards organically from the get-go. A site that has been farmed organically for fifty years is very rare in the world, and the benefits are evident in the quality of fruit that comes off this site. While the Pinot Noir Eyrie doesn't contain the old vines from the south block, it's about 90 to 95% as good at about $100 less a bottle. The 2017 Pinot Noir Eyrie is a sexy Chambolle-Musigny-like wine with impeccable balance, impressive depth, and a long sneaky finish. Drinkable now, this should put on more weight in the bottle over the next couple of years and drink for at least a decade. Josh Raynolds' tasting note below is right on, and I just what to add that this is a stunning Pinot Noir for the classic new world lover and the Burgundy addict, don't miss it!
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 95 pts! Glistening red. A highly complex bouquet evokes fresh red berries and cherry, along with suave Asian spice, potpourri and mineral accents. Shows superb delineation on the palate, offering vibrant, spice-tinged red fruit liqueur, rhubarb and spicecake flavors that pick up a strong floral pastille nuance as the wine opens up. Finishes extremely long and lively, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and discreet grip to lingering raspberry, mineral and floral notes. (Drink between 2022-2031)