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, and their Eyrie Pinot comes from a site that has been farmed organically for fifty years, which is very uncommon, especially in the new world. The benefits of their organic approach is evident in the quality of fruit that comes off this site. The Eyrie Pinot Noir is one of the top wines here, and sees some of the incredible fruit that comes from the South Block (which they bottle on its own and goes for $200+ a bottle). The vines here also have age, as we discussed previously, and vines here were planted between '65 and '74. The 2019 Pinot Noir Eyrie is a beautiful 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. This is one of the top examples of The Eyrie of all time and one of the wines of the vintage for Oregon Pinot Noir. We have great pricing on this new release, and it's a wine not to miss for the Pinot Noir lover and has appeal to the old world lovers too.
Wine Advocate (Erin Brooks) 98 pts! The 2019 Pinot Noir The Eyrie, which includes fruit from 54-year-old vines, has alluring aromas of cranberries, blackberries, orange peel, mushroom powder and pipe tobacco with streaks of flint. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy yet loaded with detailed, concentrated fruit, and it finishes with a flourish of earthy, spicy accents."