EIEIO winery
Jay McDonald

Purely Domestic Wine Report

2016 PINOT NOIR, CUVÉE E 93 points

The nose is a pure red berry, violet and cherry with hints of tobacco. The palate is a pure bright and juicy black fruit with some tealike dryness on the finish. Drink 2018 2026.

2016 PINOT NOIR YATES CONWILL VINEYARD FIELD BLEND  95 points

The nose is cranberry, spicy tobacco, cherry and woodruff. The palate entry is all about pristine purity and texture. Excellent  mouthfeel with blue plum, and blackberry in the core finishing with a long, integrated silky black plum. Drink 2018 2028.

2016 PINOT NOIR, YATES CONWILL VINEYARD OWN ROOTS 98 points

From an own rooted block, the nose is a juicy cherry, lilac and plum with excellent focus and notes of herb. The palate is pure blackberry and currant with exceptional concentration and balance. Drink 2018 2028.

2016 PINOT NOIR WIND HILL  97 points

The nose is an exquisite lean and fresh red berry and herb with dried blueberry, pencil lead and cedar. The palate is a brilliant red fruit with a crisp core of blueberry and spiced plum. Beautiful purity throughout. Drink 2018 2028.

2016 YATES CONWILL CHARDONNAY 98 points

The nose is a pure pineapple and fresh lemon with notes of apple and grains. The palate entry is crisp and nuanced white berry, currant, pineapple, mineral and peach. Drink 2018 – 2028.

My trip to Asia: March, 2019