Youngberg Hill 2013 Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30

By on February 18, 2017

McMinnville grower/winemaker/innkeeper Wayne Bailey features four clones of Pinot Noir that he produces across his dry-farmed estate — Pommard, Wadenswil, 113 and 777. It’s a 50-acre property, established in 1989, that excels with cool-climate Pinot Noir as a result of experience working one of the Willamette Valley’s westernmost vineyards. Aromas of Montmorency cherry, raspberry and Ovaltine powder lead to long and juicy flavors of Rainier cherry, pomegranate and Craisin, capped by a dash of white pepper. Pair this with meals featuring lamb, roast pork, salmon or a vegetarian marinara.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 387 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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