Oregon Pinot Noir: The One That Started It All & The New Breed ($15)
Friday, April 28th, 2017 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
What can you say about Eyrie Vineyards, Oregon’s first foray into growing Pinot Noir, started when David Lett left the warmer climes of California and moved north, looking for a cooler place to grow Pinot Noir? Looks like it worked out quite well.
David’s gone now and his son, Jason, has taken over the reins and continues the “Lett” tradition to this day. Many, many wineries have come and gone, some are still around, but the landscape has changed greatly. So, here we are showing you the purity and beauty of the Eyrie style, and mostly newer wineries trying to make their mark in an increasingly crowded market.
New money from France, California, Italy and others have come to Oregon with the hopes of making great Pinot Noir. Some old timers think it’s good, some not — but one thing is for sure… the heat is on!
The Lineup: Friday, April 28, 2017
14 Loup de Loup $23
PDX – Urban 140 cases
14 Colene Clemens, Dopp Creek $25
Chehalem Mountains Estate
12 A.F. Nichols, Principio $30
14 Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley $33
14 Granville Wines, Holstein Vineyard $40
Premium Pour ($5)
15 Walter Scott, Clos De Oiseaux $49
Eola- Amity Hills