2015 Reserve Pinot Noir

Price: $40

12 Bottles: $408

(15% discount)

6 Bottles: $216

(10% discount)


Tasting Notes:

This vintage was a winemaker's dream come true; beautiful, ripe fruit making gorgeous rich, supple, and intense wine. Aromatics of black currant, tobacco, and mushroom lead into notes of fennel, plum, violet, blackberry fruit leather, and earth on the palate. Pair with smoked meats and hard cheeses.

 

Winemaker: Stephen J. Cary & Ariel Eberle

AVA: McMinnville

Vineyard Composition: 100% YVV Estate from our Grafted, Old Pommard, Lakeview, First Light, Rainbow 777, Wadenswil & Rainbow 667 Blocks

Harvest:

Picked: September, 20 - 24, 2015

Yield: 3.5 tons/acre

Brix: 23.4

pH: 3.42

TA: 7.05 g/L

Fermentation:

Vessels: 1.5T Macrobins  

Duration: 7-21 Days

Aging:

Vessels: 100% French Oak, 17% New

Duration: 15 months

Bottling:

February 8 & 9, 2017

Alcohol: 13.7%

pH: 3.54

TA: 6.6 g/L

Residual Sugar: 0.1 g / L

 

Vineyard:

Established in 1983, Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the second oldest vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. We produce 100% estate grown wines from our 150-acre estate located in the Willamette Valley. Thanks to the geologic history and geographic location, our site is known for intense, enduring wines, grown with distinction.

Vintage:

2015 was one of the warmest years on record in the Willamette Valley. An early bud break in mid-March with a warm spring supported vine growth in preparation for flowering and fruit set, both of which were earlier than usual. A warm, dry summer allowed for early ripening and gave us the luxury of picking based on perfect ripeness and flavor development. Harvest began in mid-September before rain and birds arrived.

Winemaking:

Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the crushpad where they were meticulously hand-sorted and de-stemmed. After a one-day cold soak they were inoculated and punched down daily. Once the tannins, color, acidity, and complex fruit falvors found their balance, the free run is removed, settled, and put to barrel. This wine aged in barrel for 13 months in 17% new French oak, picking up more layers of complexity and subtle aromatics to accentuate the plentiful fruit.

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This vintage was a winemaker's dream come true; beautiful, ripe fruit making gorgeous rich, supple, and intense wine. Aromatics of black currant, tobacco, and mushroom lead into notes of fennel, plum, violet, blackberry fruit leather, and earth on the palate. Pair with smoked meats and hard cheeses.

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