Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 20-11

By on December 30, 2014

19. Hyland Estates 2012 Coury Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $60

Hyland Vineyard, first planted in 1971, is in the McMinnville AVA. (Photo courtesy of Hyland Estates)

Hyland Vineyard, first planted in 1971, is in the McMinnville AVA. (Photo courtesy of Hyland Estates)

Charles Coury is part of Oregon wine lore, this early vineyard pioneer brought what now is known as the Coury clone of Pinot Noir from Alsace in the 1960s. This example from master winemaker Laurent Montalieu opens with aromas of mineral-rich earth, raspberry and a hint of purple lavender. On the palate, this medium-bodied red unravels elegant flavors of Rainier cherry, cumin and red plum.

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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