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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

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.

Region: Oregon

Oregon today has a thriving and unique wine industry, quite unlike that found in other areas of the United States. With a particularly strong organic, vegan and biodynamic wine industry currently gaining world wide attention, Oregon is home to many trailblazers and alternative wineries keen to experiment with the vines which thrive so well in the valleys and mountainsides which characterise their region. Oregon is best known for their Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varietal grapes, which produce elegant wines packed full of bright and interesting fruit flavours, although a wide range of classic grape varietals grow across the state. With over three hundred wineries currently operating in Oregon, and many more set to open, this is a New World wine region to watch out for now and in the near future.

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.

Appellation: Willamette Valley

When it comes to high quality United States wine regions, the state of Oregon certainly has its fair share. One of the key wine producing regions of Oregon is Willamette Valley, a beautiful region specializing in the production of carefully constructed and extremely flavorful Pinot Noir wines, which have gained popularity around the world as a result of their deliciously fruity nature and excellent range of characteristics. However, Willamette Valley's wine industry doesn't begin and end with this grape varietal, as wineries within the region are renowned for their love of innovation and experimentation, and are consistently experimenting with a range of fine grapes. As such, a wide array of wines come out of Willamette Valley each year, to an increasingly impressed international wine community.