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Eyrie Pinot Noir Rolling Green Vineyard 2013 750ml
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Eyrie Rolling Green Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Dundee Hills - Willamette Valley - Oregon - United States

Professional Wine Reviews for Eyrie Rolling Green Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Rated 92 by Decanter
Deep red. Complex, perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and black raspberry, with notes of dark chocolate and cola building in the glass. Sappy and precise on the palate, with tangy acidity providing lift and spine to the bitter cherry and berry skin flavors. Boasts very good depth and power for the vintage, finishing with solid punch, serious length, and dusty tannins that sneak in late to add shape. (Vinous)
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Pinot Noir Roland Green is actually the renamed "Rolling Green" (let's call it a belated branding shift by Jason Lett - this is actually named after his grandfather). The nose is intriguing because I thought there would be some whole bunch addition in the blend - very earthy and peppery, subtle iodine and seaweed scents developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin, a more masculine Pinot Noir, quite firm and a little austere, but with commendable length on the finish. It is an uncompromising Pinot Noir for those who appreciate a less fruit-driven style.

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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.

Region: Oregon

The beautiful state of Oregon has, over the past few decades, become increasingly well known and respected for its wine industry, with several small but significant wineries within the state receiving world wide attention for the quality of their produce. Whilst the first vineyards within Oregon were planted in the 1840s, the state's wine industry didn't really take off until the 1960s, when several wine producers from California discovered that the cooler regions of the state were ideal for cultivating various fine grape varietals. Today, Oregon has over four hundred and fifty wineries in operation, the vast majority of which are used for the production of wines made from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varietal grapes, both of which thrive in the valleys and mountainsides which characterise the landscape of the state.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Oregon is a fascinating state when it comes to United States' wines. Although not as famous as nearby California, Oregon has been consistently lauded for its dedication to quality, experimentation and innovation over recent decades, helping it establish a powerful wine industry with a great reputation. Within Oregon, we find the beautiful wine region of Willamette Valley, a lush a fertile region most commonly associated with the production of high quality Pinot Noir grapes, which are internationally recognized as being responsible for many of the New World's finest red wines. Whilst the Pinot Noir grape is the most commonly grown across the region, the climatic conditions and soil types in Willamette Valley make it an ideal location for the cultivation of many different varietals, making it a very interesting area to explore through wine.