Perhaps still showing a bit of bottle shock, this may well prove to be a late bloomer, as is often the case with Eyrie wines, both white and red. It's tight and unyielding, showing a mix of gooseberry, green apple and unripe pineapple fruit. There is plenty of room for improvement with further bottle age, and the balance is there; it just feels constrained, even after being open for 24 hours.
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.