2017 Eyrie Vineyards Trousseau Dundee Hills

Shimmery, piquant Trousseau noir from the Willamette Valley
2017 Eyrie Vineyards Trousseau Dundee Hills

Jason Lett, of Eyrie, planted Trousseau noir on the estate in 2012. The winery claims it’s the first of this variety in the Willamette Valley. He bottles the wine un-fined, unfiltered, and without added sulfite.

It’s a limpid red color with faint tawny cast. The perfume mingles dried rose petals and earth — a kind of salty, mineral-iron dustiness. This continues on the palate, which adds red berry flavors threaded with shimmering acidity. There is a sense of spice before the wine’s short finish. Lightweight and crystalline, it earns its charms from piquant drinkability.

2017 Eyrie Vineyards Trousseau Dundee Hills

11.5% abv | $35 (sample)

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