|Owner(s)||Denis Burger, David Hinrichs, Elaine McCall|
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Producer of a variety of wines from estate plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Reisling. The estate is located in the McMinnville AVA and is the area's oldest winery. There are 150 acres of vineyards with 72 acres of Pinot Noir. The first vintage was 1983.
Production is 17,000 cases under the direction of winemaker Stephen Cary, who has been on board since 1991 and is assisted by Carlos Escobar, whose wife, Monica, manages the vineyard crew.
The tasting room is open daily from May to December, Thursday to Sunday March to May. The address is 16250 S.W. Oldsville Rd., McMinnville, OR. 1-800-825-4845
2015 Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.57, $22, screw cap. This winery has been family owned and operated since 1983. The estate vineyard was planted in 1983 and consists of 150 acres planted to multiple clones. Harvest Brix 24.2º. 100% de-stemmed, 1- day cold soak, inoculated and fermented in 1.5 ton microbins. Free run aged 10 months in 11% new oak. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Inviting aromas of cherry, cranberry, underbrush and spice. Both savory and fruity on the palate in a well-mannered, relaxed style featuring flavors of red fruits and dried herbs. Excellent lift and juiciness with no oak intrusion, balanced tannins, and a lip-smacking finish. Even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed November 17, 2018 ARTICLE »