Eyrie Vineyards Daphne Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Brilliant red. Mineral-accented red and blue fruit, spice and floral qualities on the expansive nose, along with hints of incense and musky sassafras. Bitter cherry, raspberry and boysenberry flavors show fine detail and turn deeper and sweeter as the wine opens up. Fine- grained, even tannins frame a strikingly long, spicy finish that emphatically echoes the red fruit and floral notes.
Daphne is the highest site among the winery's vineyards, topping out at 860 feet. Planted between 1974 and 1984, these mature vines are a perfect showcase for the elegance and detail that characterizes all the Eyrie wines. Threads of pomegranate, raspberry, leather and earth are nicely entwined, giving this wine lovely texture and length. A touch of toast lingers through the finish.