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2017 Eyrie Vineyards ‘The Eyrie Vineyard - Original Block’ Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

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2017 Eyrie Vineyards ‘The Eyrie Vineyard - Original Block’ Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Regular price $44.00
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Astonishingly Age-Worthy Pinot Gris from Oregon's Prince of Pinot
Few regions can trace their origins to one winemaker like the Willamette Valley can to David Lett and Eyrie vineyards. Lett planted the area's first Pinot Noir vines in 1965 and while Pinot plantings exploded, he stubbornly championed a handful of other varieties that were quickly overlooked. Today, the late winemaker's Pinot sits shoulder to shoulder with familiar names like Ken Wright and Evening Land. But to many insiders, the most captivatingly unique wine at Eyrie is the Pinot Gris harvested from the same vines planted by Lett in the 60s. After spontaneous fermentation the wine is aged sur lie for 12 months and bottled unfiltered with the intention that the wine will hit its stride after at least 3-5 years of age. If the idea of age-worthy New World Pinot Gris sounds suspicious to you (I admit I was skeptical at first), its impeccable record with critics is hard to argue with. Whenever Jancis Robinson sings the praises of a 38 year old American Pinot Gris as "miraculous" and "more lively" than Alsace, it's worth taking notice. Try the 1994 and 2017 side by side to see one of the more stunning evolutions of any American wine.

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