Aromas of red plum, cinnamon, rose petal, red cherry, and vanilla bean rise
from the glass. The palate shows notes of red & black plums, and sweet
leather. Lingering notes of fresh picked marionberries on the finish.
The remote, historic Hyland Vineyard is nestled in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range in the McMinnville AVA. Pioneering wine legends, Dick Erath and Charles Coury undertook the colossal first plantings in 1971 with cool-climate, Alsatian varieties. A few years of careful tending resulted in 45 acres of own-rooted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Today, Hyland Vineyard is one of the Willamette Valley's oldest and largest vineyards, spanning 185 planted acres on volcanic Jory soil at elevations that range between at 650'-900'.
Pommard, 115 & 777 clones
Food Pairing Notes
9 months French oak
2021 was a cool and “classic” Willamette Valley vintage. Moderately cool temperatures were the common theme throughout the growing season; extending the start
of harvest into late September. Pinot Noir is a varietal that is most expressive
when allowed to hang on the vine until the pinnacle of the growing season, and the
2021 vintage allowed the grapes to do just that. Bright and sunny days with cool
dry nights were observed the latter half of September and into October giving the
grapes the final push to perfect ripeness. This classically Oregon vintage produced
wines with delicate nuanced aromas and balanced acidity.