2018 Cuvée Pinot Noir
The Cuvée consists of fruit from the estate called the “Bailey Block” which is the last name of the winemaker, along with fruit from Brittan Vineyards. The Bailey Block is 660 to 700 feet in elevation.
Vintage Summary: A relatively mild and dry winter set the stage for a 2018 growing season that was highlighted by a cool spring, a summer with low heat stress but high droughts, and a glorious October. The moderately cool spring led to a late start to the growing season with an average bud break in April. Youngberg Hill produced fruit that was fully ripe, with moderate alcohol and juicy acid, which made for intense, luscious wines.
Food Pairing Notes
This Cuvée is lighter-bodied, so it will pair with almost everything: salmon or halibut, chicken, or Friday night pizza. You can even pair this with PB & J.
American Viticulture Area (AVA): Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Willamette Valley Planted: 2008 (Bailey Block) and 2004 (Brittan Vineyards) Case Production: 364 Soil Type: Volcanic rock (Steiwer Soil) & Shelf of Shale Vine Clones: Dijon 777 (Bailey Block) & 667,115 (Brittan) Harvest Date: September 27th (Bailey Block) & Sept. 25 and 29th (Brittan)
(Sep 2, 2021 at 5:19 PM)
I am not normally a Pinot Noir wine drinker but I love this one