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Hyland Estates

Owner(s) Danielle Andrus-Montalieu, Laurent Montalieu, John Niemeyer
Web site www.hylandestateswinery.com
 
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Hyland Estates

In 2007, Danielle Andrus Montalieu and Laurent Montalieu (along with partner John Niemeyer) added the 204-acre Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA to their estate vineyard holdings. Hyland Vineyard is one of Oregon's largest and oldest vineyards, dating to 1971 when four families planted this property in the Coastal Range foothills southwest of McMinnville. The vineyard has been a source of fruit for many notable producers in the Willamette Valley.

Over 47 acres are planted to old own-rooted Coury clone Pinot Noir, and newer plantings include Pommard, Dijon 777, 115, 667, 828 and 114, and additional grafted Coury clone. There are smaller amounts of Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau as well. Noted viticulturist Joel Myers manages the vineyard.

The inaugural releases from the 2008 and 2009s vintage were produced at NW Wine Company in Dundee where an adjacent tasting room is open daily. Pinot Noir from Hyland Vineyard is also produced at the Montalieus' Soléna and Grand Cru Estates property in Yamhill.

Reviewed Wines

2013 Hyland Estates Dijon 115 Hyland Vineyards McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.67, 45 cases, $60. Harvest Brix 22º-23º. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. Enjoyable fragrance of cherry, sous-bois and seasoned oak. Very elegant, with lovely red cherry and berry fruits accented with spice, and backed by firm tannins. My only nit is that a touch of heat shows up on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Hyland Estates Pommard Hyland Vineyards McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.76, 50 cases, $60. Harvest Brix 24º. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. A 2 barrel selection of vines planted in 1987. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. The perfume of fresh cherries, red raspberries, rose petal and sandalwood is enchanting. Eye-opening attack of Bing cherry fruit with a touch of cola that carries over on a long, juicy finish. Very suave tannins make for easy drinking. I am not usually a fan of single clone Pinot Noir, but Pommard is the best clone at pulling it off. Pommard is my paramour. Score: 92. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Hyland Estates Wädenswil Hyland Vineyards McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.67, 50 cases, $60. Harvest Brix 24.3º. Aged 8 to 10 months in 18% new French oak barrels. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Complex nose featuring aromas of cherry, strawberry, spice, earth and vanilla malt. This wines picks up interest and intensity over time in the glass, offering a mid weight chewy core of sweet cherry fruit framed by soft tannins and a touch of oak. Score: 90. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Hyland Estates Estate McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 740 cases, $38. Released November 2014. 260-acre vineyard planted in 1971 in Jory soils. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of red cherry and cranberry. Elegant and charming on the palate, with a light to mid weight core of cherry fruit, nicely spiced. Easy to drink, with suave tannins and finishing with juicy red cherry and strawberry fruits with a hint of dried herbs in the background. Score: 90. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Hyland Estates Coury McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 375 cases, $60. Released September 2014. A limited barrel selection from self-rooted vines in the oldest blocks of the vineyard planted to the “Coury clone.” · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. The nose is both fruity (cherries) and earthy (mushrooms). Delicious layers of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and spice flavors that expand in the mouth and deliver a very long, pleasing finish. Beautifully crafted, with a sleek mouthfeel and endless charm. Score: 94. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Hyland Estates Founders’ Selection McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 75 cases, $100. Released November 2014. A one barrel selection with special label and wax closure. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. Exotic aromas of spice, potpourri and black cherry draw the taster into the glass. Delicious mid weight flavors of perfectly ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits with added notes of Hoison sauce and spice. Impeccably balanced with suave tannins, a peach fuzz texture, and an hi-tone and vibrant finish of uncommon length. This wine really delivers the essence of fresh fruit and finishes with a serious purpose. A keeper. Score: 94-95. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Hyland Estates Coury McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.68, $60. The Coury “clone” is a suitcase selection brought to Oregon from Alsace by Charles Coury in the early 1960s. The cuttings were first rooted in Carneros and later in Coury’s vineyard in Forest Grove. Cuttings from these initial plantings were established throughout Oregon including Hyland Vineyard. The true identity of the Coury “clone” remains a mystery. Sourced from Block 3C, planted in 1971 from stock obtained from Charles Coury, and block 6, the second planting of the Coury “clone” in 1989 propagated from Block 3C vines. Harvest Brix 23.3º. Aged 10 months in 56% French oak cooperage. A limited barrel selection. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose brims with fresh aromas of red cherries and raspberries with hints of sandalwood and mushroom. Impressive mid palate attack of delicious red cherry, red plum and raspberry fruits with a hint of dried herbs in the background. The fruit is notable vivid, the acidity is nervy and juicy, and the finish is riff with intense red cherry flavor. Delicate in this vintage but plenty of charm. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »

2010 Hyland Estates McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.64, $35. Released May 31, 2012. From blocks 1, 3, 5 and 6 in the Hyland Vineyard, planted in 1971, 1979, 1984 and 1989 respectively in mainly volcanic Jory and Nekia soils. Clones are Coury, Wädenswil and Pommard. Harvest Brix 23.9º. Aged 18 months in 38% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple robe. Aromas of black cherries, spice, tea leaf and underbrush lead to an earth-kissed black cherry core with accents of black currant, plum and truffle. Silky and easy to drink with modest balanced tannins and a long and refreshing finish. Still pumping out the aromas and flavors the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »

2009 Hyland Estates McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.58, $35. Aged in 10% new French oak from multiple coopers. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very shy upon opening and much more aromatically pleasing the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle showing bright Bing cherry and cranberry fruit. Moderately rich, forward and alluring with smooth and supportive tannins and a velvety mouth feel. The core of well-ripened cherries and berries is accented with notes of cola, mocha and spice. The pedigree of the fruit really shines through in this beauty. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »