Yamhill Valley Tall Poppy Pinot Noir
The old vines bring extra depth and detail to the round cherry fruit. A streak of leather maintains its balance and does not overtake the freshness. Extra complexity comes from mineral and tobacco notes.
$90.00 / Bottle $1,080.00 / Case
Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA. They grow, produce and bottle all of their own grapes at the vineyard. Yamhill Valley Vineyards is located on a 150 acre estate in the rolling foothills of Oregon's Coast Range Mountains, one hour southwest of Portland in the Willamette Valley. The heart of our wine making is dedicated to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.
The Tall Poppy Reserve is only made in outstanding vintages. In 31 years of winemaking 2012 marks the 8th time that this specialty wine has been produced. Fruit is sourced entirely from our "Old Pommard" block which was planted in 1983, and the wine is a true single block, single vineyard designate wine. After vinification, this wine spent 20 months in locally made new French oak barrels, and the resulting Tall Poppy Reserve is a great representation of the area; dark, supple, rich, and structured, a true illustration of Yamhill terroir.
This wine is aged in 100% French Oak, 18.2% new, for 15 months.