Young Pinot Noir from Eyrie can seem light, tart and markedly herbal. Decant it, swirl it, or—better yet—age it, and the nuances turn into discreet flavors that bring complexity and character. Tight and earthy, this is dotted with notes of spicy, peppery herbs. The concentration and balance suggest a long life ahead.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.