Youngberg Hill Vineyards 2016 Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $35

By on July 7, 2019

Wayne Bailey pulls not only from his namesake block at Youngberg Hill, but also acclaimed Yamhill Valley Vineyards and rising star Björnson Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills for an assemblage of Dijon clone 777, 667 and 115 Pinot Noir. A deft touch with French oak for 14 months allows for aromas of cherry candy, Saigon cinnamon powder and Marionberry pie. And it’s loaded with fruit, a complex flavor profile akin to a Triple Berry Pie backed by compelling boysenberry acidity and a finish of pie cheries. This lengthens the string of Youngberg Hill’s success with its Cuvee, and it’s earned our top rating for the second straight vintage – despite doubling production from the 2015 edition. Suggested pairings include fish, beef, chicken, pizza and even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 496 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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.

One Comment

  1. Wayne Bailey

    July 7, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for the shout out, Eric and Andy.

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