VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
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.
Articles About Hyland Estates
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 »
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