My favorite of the last four Eyrie Pinot gris vintages (2006-2009). Nice with our grilled turkey burgers. Upon release, this wine was delicious with zippy acidity. Over the last year and a half the acidity has evolved and given a feeling of weightiness, even some creaminess. Contrary to others' notes, this wine see NO OAK. Fermented and aged in stainless, though the full malolactic fermentation lends roundness and creaminess to the wine. Fruit is still there, on the nose and the palate.
Very interesting wine. The characteristics remind of a pinot gris and chardonnay combined as it has ripe mellon flavors, iron and minerality, and a hint of vanilly with creamy oakiness to it. Very good and much more unique than other pinot gris in the valley. However, not what one would expect either.
More or less consistent with the previous bottles I've had. Pinot Gris can be a quirky grape, and this is a quirky wine. It is far from a great wine, but it is interesting, balanced despite its quirks, and enjoyable. Still drinking well, but I think the window is closing.
Golden color, rich, more viscous than a recent Friulano that was spectacular, but without being too heavy in the body. Mineral-y with lemon and melon, and a hint of vanilla. Milder acid than I expected.
An elegant clear, pinkish-orange color in the glass. The nose is sweet and pleasant and somewhat piquant with a note of passionfruit. The overall flavor however is a bit thin and finishes quickly. On the plus side it is quite smooth and balanced. I recommend this wine as a thirst quencher on a hot day.
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(Eyrie Pinot Gris) #1 (tie); COLOR-medium golden; NOSE-some nice apple; a little burnt tire; heavy petrol action (almost Riesling-like); a little cave action and a little burnt ash action as well; PALATE-great acidity; WOW; I love the acid; a little ginger and apple sauce mixed with seltzer water (acidity); great length; great finish; this brings the thunder; great apple flavors; great acidity; mouthfeel for days; not a wimpy wine -- almost a red wine lovers white; this is an out and out steal; WS-90; GV-90+
(Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley) Clear and silvery, with a faint tinge of pink. Exotic notes of Honeycrisp apple, clementine, orange-flower water, spring honey, and mineral emerge on the nose. Pleasantly textural on the palate, the wine finishes with clean acidity and moderate length. A balanced New World Pinot Gris, with a little more than 13% alcohol, from America's first producer of this varietal. Hot Picks
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