Cranberry palate pleasing flavors, balanced with cinnamon stick and Ludgen’s cherry cough drops dance all over your palate. A blend of Pinot Noir from three different vineyards, this Cuvée is light-bodied and layered with complexity. Delightfully balance, this Cuvée is soft, with silky tannins and a subtle, warm finish.
Aromatics abound of light pepper, cherry, and a hint of leather. On the palate, raspberry is the initial fruit flavor, along with dark red cherry, plum, blueberry, and slight baking spice. The finish of a little smoke and leather has soft tannins and light acidity.
The Cuvée consists of fruit from the estate called the “Bailey Block” which is the last name of the winemaker, along with fruit from Bjornson Vineyards and Yamhill Valley Vineyards. The Bailey Block is set at 660 to 700 feet in elevation. Soil Type: Volcanic rock (Steiwer Soil) & Shelf of Shale
Case Production: 286
Food Pairing Notes
This Cuvée is light-bodied, so it will pair with everything: fish, beef, chicken, or Friday night pizza. You can even pair this with PB & J.
Vintage Summary: 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.