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.
This vineyard named after David Lett’s father, Roland Green Lett. Its five south-facing acres were planted in 1988 to Pommard and Wadenswil clones.
This wine is profusely aromatic, suggesting dried fruits and flowers, sun-dried tomato, black earth, juniper, and pine. It’s a dark wine, earthy and savory, ripe seeming but totally serious. It’s a wine to give Burgundy a run for its money..
2016 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Roland Green Dundee Hills
13% ABV | $60 (sample)