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2011 The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $36   From: $29   To: $41

Search Rank 4609 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 4609th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 5922nd

Price History for 2011 The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, USA
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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ...more


Region
  • Dundee Hills is an AVA in Oregon's Willamette Valley, some 25 miles (40km) south-west of Portland. Willamette Valley's first Pinot Noir vines were planted here in the mid-1960s by growers who were determined to show that Oregon's terroir was better suited to the variety than California. The hard work and perseverance of those pioneers paid off when, in 1979, a Dundee Hills Pinot Noir beat out some excellent wines from Burgundy to win second place at the Gault-Millau French Wine Olympiads.

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  • Oregon – in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – is one of the world's youngest and most promising wine regions. The state first earned a place on the international wine map in the late 1960s and has secured its position steadily ever since. Although production volumes have remained relatively low-key, the reputation of Oregon wines has not. In the early 21st Century, Oregon is regarded as a world-...more

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