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2013 Hyland Estates Estate Pinot Noir

2013 Estate Pinot Noir

2013 Hyland Estates Estate Pinot Noir
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Description

Nose: Blackberry, Peat, Fresh Strawberries, Rose, and Sarsaparilla
Mouth: Rustic Vanilla, Coffee, Cola, and Raspberry

Accolades

91 Points - Wine Spectator
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Best Pinot Noir - Sip Northwest Magazine The 2015 Best of the Northwest


Vinification

Harvest Date: 10/12/2013
Brix at Harvest: 22
pH: 3.62
Alcohol: 13.5%
Aging: 8 Months
Barrels: 100% French Oak
New Oak: 31%
AVA: McMinnville
Blocks: 1F and 9 (Coury) | 4C and 5B (Wadenswil) | 5C and 5D (Pommard)
Year Planted: 1973, 1979, 1987 and 1997
Rootstock: Self-rooted and 3309

The Vintage

A tale of two vintages, the Willamette Valley saw near-perfect weather up until late September when the remnants of typhoon Pabuk from the Western Pacific slammed into the Pacific Northwest and forced a brief intermission from harvest activity. When the sun returned in the first week of October it brought about one of the warmest and driest Octobers on record. A classic Indian Summer.

An exceptionally dry, mild winter ushered in a growing season in the Willamette Valley that commenced with bud break in early April, roughly two weeks ahead of its typical schedule. Bloom occurred in mid-June under clear, blue skies leading to the commencement of harvest on September 13th - a full month earlier than 2011. The rain and cold arrived on September 27th and Laurent Montalieu decided to wait it out before picking the remaining 60% of our crop. This decision proved to be fortuitous as the warmth of October allowed for superb sugar levels in the berries coinciding with perfect physiological ripeness. Laurent described this as an incredible ending to a challenging harvest with the berries picked before the rain showing more delicacy and finesse, while the berries picked after the rain show deeper, darker, more complex fruit. In the end, the wines of 2013 will become another exceptional, and classically Oregon vintage.
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Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation McMinnville
Size 750 ml