2016 Bailey Block Pinot Noir

2016 Bailey Block Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
McMinnville AVA
Harvest Date
September 16th
Aging
14 months
Fermentation
36% French Oak
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.3
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$75.00
 
SKU: YH16PNBB

Aromas of dusty stone, herb, and flint let you know you’re getting close to home. Up front, flavors of  strawberry and rhubarb will remind you of that flaky home-made pie. Mid-palate, sweet tobacco conjures granddaddy’s briarwood pipe. Just like your day, the Bailey closes like a campfire, with flavors of cedar and herb. Its sinewy tannins, light body, and balanced complexity keep your interest piqued, always ready for another visit. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
McMinnville AVA
Harvest Date
September 16th
Aging
14 months
Fermentation
36% French Oak
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of dusty stone, herb, and flint. Up front, flavors of strawberry and rhubarb, followed by sweet tobacco, and finishes with cedar and herbs. Sinewy tannins, light body, and balanced complexity.
Vineyard Notes
Soil Type: Volcanic rock (Steiwer Soil) & Shelf of Shale Vine Clones: Dijon 777
Winemaker Notes
Bud-break started in April and was followed by a warmer-than-usual summer, but with no major temperature spikes. These warm, consistent temperatures gave us an early harvest. Youngberg Hill produced fruit that was fully ripe, with moderate alcohol and juicy acid, which made for intense, luscious wines.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with roast beef, lamb, or duck. Its stout personality holds up beautifully to your heavy Italian meals.
Production
Case Production: 197
Other Notes
The Bailey Block, planted in 2008, is the newest block at Youngberg Hill. Named for the last name of the winemaker, it consists of 777 Dijon Clone Pinot Noir setting at 660 to 700 feet in elevation
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