It’s no secret that Oregon Pinot noir differs from vintage-to-vintage. Climate, weather, soil, harvest time and dozens of other factors go into creating wine that has seemingly endless possibilities for different characteristics.
In The Washington Post story, In Oregon, back-to-back vintages show the subtle difference a year can make, journalist Dave McIntyre states that as far as he is concerned “Oregon has hit two home runs” in 2011 and 2012.
Eyrie Vineyards and was featured for its “outstanding Pinot gris, Pinot blanc and Pinot noir.” McIntyre quotes Eyrie Winemaker Jason Lett as saying “I’m not a believer that the easy vintages are always the best, but in this case, perhaps the excitement is warranted. For drinking now, though, I like the ’11s.”