La Luz

Owner(s) Jason Lett
Web site www.eyrievineyards.com
 
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Pinot Noir and Chardonnay crafted by The Eyrie Vineyards' Jason Lett, replacing for one year his own label, Black Cap. Eyrie's celarmaster, Julio Hernandez, is an important part of the Eyrie Vineyards family. His wife, Guadalupe, a mother of three, is suffering renal failure and badly needs a kidney transplant. Eyrie Vineyards is donating all proceeds from the sale of La Luz wines to Lupe's medical fund.

The La Luz Pinot Noir is a multi-vintage wine made from vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton district planted in 1988.

Reviewed Wines

NV NV La Luz Special Edition Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 261 cases, $35. A one-time limited edition created by winemaker Jason Lett, from a blend of two own-rooted vineyards: 50% Eyrie Rolling Green Vineyard Pinot Noir grapes and 50% Bishop Creek Vineyards. A share of the profits from the sale of La Luz wines will help cover the uninsured medical costs for a kidney transplant for Lupe Hernandez, the mother of three girls and spouse of Eyrie’s cellarmaster, Julio Hernandez. · Moderate burnished red hue with a slight aged patina. Complex aromatics featuring a mix of berries and cherries, spices, new-sawn wood, bramble and bay leaf. Medium-weighted flavors of cherries and cranberries with dried herbs in the background. Bright acidity with subtle oak accents and a dry, slightly salty finish. Tastes like an aged wine. Good (+). Reviewed June 10, 2011 ARTICLE »