2015 The Eyrie Vineyards Daphne Vineyard Pinot Noir

- 750 ml
96+
RP
Availability: In Stock
$64.95
Availability: In stock
Product ID
87771-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

From vines planted beginning in 1974 at 900 feet in elevation, the 2015 Pinot Noir Daphne Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a wonderful, open nose with gobs of pure fruit: baked cranberries, warm red cherries and crushed blueberries with layers of rose petal, Earl Grey tea leaves, blood orange peel, pink peppercorn and cola. Light to medium-bodied, it floods the palate with wonderful waves of red and blue fruit accented with exotic spices, autumn leaves, touches of prosciutto and floral perfume, with soft, finely grained tannins and mouthwatering acidity. This has electric intensity and energy in the mouth, finishing very long, very lovely and very layered.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96+ RP
Translucent red. Powerful, mineral-accented red berry and lavender pastille scents show outstanding clarity and pick up notes of exotic spices and savory herbs with air. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering sharply delineated raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors with appealing spiciness and an energizing crack of smoky minerality. This concentrated yet nervy wine closes with superb, mineral-driven cut and shows no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins fade away quickly on a strikingly long, floral-dominated finish that leaves a hint of baking spices behind. (all Pommard clone; 12% new oak)

Vinous Media | 95 VM
This is a great vintage for this limited selection of old-vine Pommard clone Pinot Noir. Pretty raspberry and cherry fruit anchors the flavors, with superb length, texture and detail. Grace notes of rhubarb, earth and herb seem to develop into the background as the wine breathes.

Wine Enthusiast | 94 WE

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Eyrie
Rating 96+ RP
Region Oregon: Oregon is a majestic region, a veritable ocean of lush, intense greenery, spread across an intriguing, uneven terrain. You could pick any direction while standing on a hill, and enjoy a view that is more breathtaking than what was written in the finest works of fantasy. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Oregon is also home to some of America's most groundbreaking viticultural accomplishments. The two best-represented grape varietals in Oregon are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. However, it is the Pinot Noir wines that receive most of the critical attention. While they're not always as aggressively fruity as a lot of popular reds from around the world, they bring an intense and memorable flavor combination of their own. Expect a strong earthy framework, one that supports a complex mixture of cranberries, coffee, tobacco, blueberry, and spice. With every sip, your understanding of these wines grows in a deep and personal way, broadening your viticultural horizons. A good wine offers a full conversation with the person drinking it. Why not sit down with a bottle or three and hear their life stories? They'll be by your side for years to come, as loyal friends you can converse with whenever you want.
Type of Wine Oregon Red: Oregon is home to some of the most delightful reds out there. Winemakers from this region cultivate up to 39 different varietals, but there are some that prevail in the most popular wines coming from Oregon. Most winemaking houses make blends using Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah varietals.
OWC No
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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