Notes from the producer:
"Eyrie’s original vineyard, and the home of the hawks that grace our label, the 7 acres of Pinot here were planted from 1965 to 1974 to Wadenswil, Pommard and Upright clones. The elevation runs from 260’ up to 410’ and faces south rolling east and west. The wines from this site are our most fragrant and complex. This is the original planting of Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley.
One ten-row corner of the vineyard was planted on an unusual confluence of four interleavened soils. Combined with a unique exposure and microclimate, these rows produced a wine absolutely distinct.
In international competitions in Paris in 1979 and Beaune in 1980, the 1975 South Block became the first American Pinot Noir to compete successfully against the renowned vintages of Burgundy."