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Mcminnville, OR 97128

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2015 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 10th Tall Poppy produced in 35 years of Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir.  Savor this special and age-worthy bottle that is sourced from our "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: September 16, 2015
 Yield: 2.28 tons/acre
 Brix: 23.4
 pH: 3.36
 TA: 6.8 g/L
Fermentation
 Fermented in 1.5 ton Macrobins and 6T F-Tanks
 Duration: 13-16 days
Aging
 15 months in
 French Oak barrels, 14% New
Bottling
 February 9/10, 2017   
 Alcohol: 13.7%
 pH: 3.40
 TA: 6.15 g/L
 R.S.: 0.1% (Dry)
 

 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

2015 was the warmest year on record in the Willamette Valley. Bud break started in mid-March, and a warm spring supported vine growth in preparation for flowering and fruit set, both of which were earlier than usual. The early start in spring was followed by a warm, dry summer, which gave winegrowers flexibility to pick earlier than usual. This allowed winegrowers to make calls based solely on perfect ripeness and flavor development. Harvest started in mid September before rain and birds arrived.


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 10th Tall Poppy produced in 35 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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