LIVE @Youngberg Hill: a binNotes Exclusive

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Part 2 of 2: Youngberg Hill – McMinnville, OR.

binNotes exclusive interview with Wayne Bailey, owner of Youngberg Hill.

Recently binNotes sat down with Wayne Bailey, owner of Youngberg Hill to taste and talk Pinot.

Thanks again to Wayne for sharing his passion for Pinot!

Tasting Notes:

2009 Natasha Block:  Earthy, peaty, hints of leather. Moderate in approach, despite high alcohol content. 

Exposure: SE

Elevation: ~600 ft.

Soil(s): marine –  clay, dense, sandy

Planted: 1989 – 6.6 acres

Alcohol: 14.4%

Oak: 25% new oak/15 mos.

Case Production: 225

2009 Jordan Block – 4 acres: Transparent garnet hue, elegant Burgundian body, finish.

Exposure: SE

Elevation: ~750-800 ft.

Soil(s): Volcanic

Alcohol: 13.8%

Oak: 25% new oak/15 mos.

Case Production: 194

2008 Jordan Block: Ruby hue, red fruit, feminine nose. (Specs unavailable).

2008 Youngberg Hill Barrel Select:  Deep red hue, full-bodied, excellent paired with hearty fare, beef,  stews.(Specs unavailable; see video.) 

Additional Notes;

2011 Aspen Pinot Gris – SOLD OUT

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