2016 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Sisters Dundee Hills

2016 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Sisters Dundee Hills

Eyrie vinifies its Pinot cuvées identically in an effort to showcase site. They use ambient yeast, small fermentation vessels, and aging in a very modest amount of new oak.

Sisters is the lowest elevation site, four acres, all south facing. It’s named for the three types of Pinot — the “sisters” blanc, gris, and noir. It was planted in 1987 to Pommard and Wadenswil clones.

The wine has a rusty scent with abundant fruit spice (sun-dried tomato, black raspberry, black pepper). The palate is friendly, warm and smiling, with a darkly spiced finish. Tart acidity finishes it in a sluice.

Overall the Sisters Pinot is a friendly, ample wine but with a direct beam of light through the middle.

2016 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Sisters Dundee Hills

13% ABV | $45 (sample)

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