The Eyrie Vineyards

South Block Reserve Pinot Noir

9.531 ratings
9.613 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Wonderful, still in a transition phase. Earth, leather, dried roses, dried red berries, caramel on the finish.

Wonderful, still in a transition phase. Earth, leather, dried roses, dried red berries, caramel on the finish.

Apr 29th, 2018
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

9.3

Oregon '99 Pinot noir dinner Top Five - 2nd place. A beautiful wine from Eyrie's famed South block. Tons of length, fruit and mineral intensity and nice balance of oak and tannin. Only knock is the weight is a little light, but the good aspects far out weighs this.

Oregon '99 Pinot noir dinner Top Five - 2nd place. A beautiful wine from Eyrie's famed South block. Tons of length, fruit and mineral intensity and nice balance of oak and tannin. Only knock is the weight is a little light, but the good aspects far out weighs this.

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Travis Smith

1985 eyrie south block reserve.
Unbelievable!

1985 eyrie south block reserve.
Unbelievable!

Jun 11th, 2015
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.2

1980 South Block. Ethereal nose. Spicy minerality. Pommard like structure.

1980 South Block. Ethereal nose. Spicy minerality. Pommard like structure.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Kenny Baldridge

The color of tea. Smells amazing. Great fruit. Never had anything like it.

The color of tea. Smells amazing. Great fruit. Never had anything like it.

Feb 15th, 2015
Tim O'Rourke

Very pretty and dare I say...Burgundian? Impressive!

Very pretty and dare I say...Burgundian? Impressive!

Sep 13th, 2014
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

10

Amongst the greatest Pinot in the world, turning slightly Italian with age

Amongst the greatest Pinot in the world, turning slightly Italian with age

Jul 27th, 2014
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.6

1985 South Block. A very rare treat!

1985 South Block. A very rare treat!

Mar 25th, 2014
Cody Short

Interesting and beautiful wine. Tart red fruits, tea leaf and spice. Holding up well but no reason to age any further. Going to drink my remaining bottles and savor the experience

Interesting and beautiful wine. Tart red fruits, tea leaf and spice. Holding up well but no reason to age any further. Going to drink my remaining bottles and savor the experience

Jan 6th, 2018
Kirk Sutherland

Honored to taste this today at the eyrie winery. 88. Reminded me of a good barbaresco, dried fruit, savory herbs, a touch of balsamic.

Honored to taste this today at the eyrie winery. 88. Reminded me of a good barbaresco, dried fruit, savory herbs, a touch of balsamic.

Mar 15th, 2017