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2014 Tall Poppy Pinot Noir

Price: $75

12 Bottles: $765

(15% discount)


 Tasting Notes

The term "Tall Poppy" is a begrudging compliment to someone that is head and shoulders above the rest.  This particular bottling is the 9th Tall Poppy produced in 32 years of Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir.  Savor this special and age-worthy bottle that is sourced from out "Old Pommard" block.  This wine has what we have come to know as YVV terroir; rich, dense, structured, yet soft and complex.

 

 

Winemaker
 Stephen Cary
AVA
 McMinnville
 Vineyard Composition
 100% Estate Grown
Harvest
 Picked: 9/28-10/10, 2014
 Yield: 2.28 tons/acre
 Brix: 24.1
 pH: 3.39
 TA: 7.35 g/L
Fermentation
 Fermented in 1.5 ton Macrobins
 Duration: 15 days
Aging
 16 months in
 French Oak barrels, 22% New
Bottling
 February 3, 2016    
 Alcohol: 14.3%
 pH: 3.58
 TA: 5.7 g/L
 R.S.: 0.1% (Dry)
 Production: 401 cases

 

Vineyard
Established in 1983, we are the second oldest vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. McMinnville AVA is known for having intense, enduring wines. Some of our top soils were brought here over 15,000 years ago in the Missoula floods, which makes this area incredibly unique. We have the perfect climate for growing Pinot grapes; being in the rain-shadow of the Coastal Foothills, with winds that form from the Van Duzer corridor, and western facing sloping hillsides. All of this makes for unique wines of quality and distinction, grown 100% from our Estate.

Vintage
2014 was an early year from the start, bud break happened in mid-April. A warm spring supported vine growth in preparation for flowering and fruit set, which were both earlier than usual as well. The vineyard manager and crew took extra care to pull leaves during this very vigorous growing season to keep disease stress down and it certainly paid off, the fruit came in clean and ripe.  2014 is fondly referred to as “the big and beautiful vintage” by YVV insiders.  The long, hot growing season allowed us to have higher yields than usual while still delivering gorgeous quality fruit.


Winemaking
Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the crush pad where they were meticulously hand sorted, and de-stemmed into 1.5 ton macro-bins. An overnight cold soak gets the extraction process started gently, then the following day yeast inoculations kick off a steady ferment that lasts 1-2 weeks. Ferments are punched down once daily in a gentle manner. At dryness, the free run is pumped off and the remaining must is gently pressed and kept separate, blending back a percentage that elevates the final barrel selection.

 

 

$75.00In Stock

The term "Tall Poppy" is a begrudging compliment to someone that is head and shoulders above the rest.  This particular bottling is the 9th Tall Poppy produced in 32 years of Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir.  Savor this special and age-worthy bottle that is sourced from out "Old Pommard" block.  This wine has what we have come to know as YVV terroir; rich, dense, structured, yet soft and complex.

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