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Youngberg Hill Vineyard - Pinot Noir

Youngberg Hill Vineyard - Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: Youngberg Hill rises above the Willamette Valley just southwest of McMinnville, Oregon. We have 5 acres of the ten-acre site. Clones are Pommard and Wadenswil; the soil type is Stywier. Our 2001 Youngberg Hill is a beautiful dark ruby wine, with a nose of marionberries, toffee and violets. Its palate exudes earthy blue fruits with a dark balsamic character. We harvested the Youngberg Hill fruit October 10, 2001, with a yield of 1.98 tons/acre. The production of only 400 cases of Youngberg Hill was bottled February 3, 2003, after aging 16 months in 40% new French oak.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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