Vineyard: Bayliss-Bower

OwnerBayliss Family
AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
StoryVineyard is part of the family's 234-acre property on Savannah Ridge in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Mike and Drenda Bayliss own the farm.
Dates Planted1999 (initially)
Acres15
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones114, 115, 777, Pommard, Wädenswil
ManagersBuddy Beck

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2012 Ghost Hill Cellars Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir Blanc

13.5% alc., pH 3.40, 416 cases, $25, screwcap. Produced since 2010 from young clone 115 vines. Whole cluster pressed into 100% stainless steel. Cool fermentation over 5 months on lees until it was filtered 3 days before bottling. · Pale rose with a gold cast in the glass. Aromas of apple and peach are echoed in the flavors with an added touch of red berry. Boisterous and complex with a lively cut of acidity. Pinot Noir Blanc always challenges the senses. Score: 89. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Ghost Hill Cellars Bayliss-Bower Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.69, 300 cases, $42. Clones 114, Wädenswil, 777, and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed. Aged in 10% new French oak. 2012 International Pinot Noir Celebration Featured Wine. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely and spirited nose offering hi-tone aromas of cherry, dried herbs and spice. Middleweight flavors of dark cherry, sassafras, and savory herbs. Juicy and fresh, with a long, dry finish. Score: 90. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Ghost Hill Cellars Prospector’s Reserve Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.64, 100 cases, $55. A 5 barrel selection of clones 114, 777, Pommard and Wädenswill in about equal proportions. One new barrel. · Moderately light reddish purple hue in the glass. Very deep and enticing cherry aroma with a rose petal note. Discreetly concentrated core of cherry and raspberry fruit supported by fine-grain tannins and balanced acidity. Barrel management is spot on and the finish is particularly noteworthy for its persistence. Score: 92. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Ghost Hill Cellars Bayliss-Bower Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

13.5%, re-release of 14 cases, $62. 100% free-run juice. Rebecca’s first wine at Ghost Hill Cellars. Some held back because the 2009 vintage was so fruit-forward and released again in May 2014 to Wine Club. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Deep black cherry aromas with a swirl of raspberry and a hint of watermelon. Full-bodied and structured with a core of intensely flavored black cherries and dark raspberries with a touch of spice, herbs and oak. The finish is generous and lasts over 30 seconds. A special wine with many years ahead. Score: 92. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »