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Yamhill Valley Vineyards Tall Poppy Pinot Noir 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Our beautiful balanced and ripe fruit was hand-picked and delivered to the winery, where it was promptly weighed, sorted, and de-stemmed into 1.5T macro-bins, and one 6T fermentor. After cold-soaking overnight we inoculate right away to kick off fermentation and minimize phenolic extraction, as this block in particular is highly tannic. The ferment worked for 12-15 days, depending on the lot, at which point the wine is drained from the skins, this portion is called the free run. The remaining skins are then moved to the press, where they are gently squeezed only hard enough to extract favorable flavors. The wine then spent the next 11 months of its life in oak, 18.2% of which is new French oak barrels that add a spice and structure to compliment the wine perfectly. Cheers!

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Yamhill Valley Vineyards:
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 and Pinot Blanc. We believe that the distinctive, rich character of our wines is created in the vineyard and reaches full potential through the timel... Read more
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 and Pinot Blanc. We believe that the distinctive, rich character of our wines is created in the vineyard and reaches full potential through the timely application of attentive wine making practices. While keenly aware of traditional methods, we are committed to exploring new technologies and innovative techniques. Since our first vintage in 1983 our wines have consistently won top honors in tastings and judgings across the nation. Our 1983 Pinot Noir was the first place preference in the famous Wine Center in New York City. From our beginning we have been stubbornly dedicated to the pursuit of a character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley. Our goal is to bring forth from this unusual and exciting property the finest possible expression of its intensity, charm and uniqueness. We are family owned and operated, and every wine that we produce is estate grown and bottled.  Read less

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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.

Our beautiful balanced and ripe fruit was hand-picked and delivered to the winery, where it was promptly weighed, sorted, and de-stemmed into 1.5T macro-bins, and one 6T fermentor. After cold-soaking overnight we inoculate right away to kick off fermentation and minimize phenolic extraction, as this block in particular is highly tannic. The ferment worked for 12-15 days, depending on the lot, at which point the wine is drained from the skins, this portion is called the free run. The remaining skins are then moved to the press, where they are gently squeezed only hard enough to extract favorable flavors. The wine then spent the next 11 months of its life in oak, 18.2% of which is new French oak barrels that add a spice and structure to compliment the wine perfectly. Cheers!

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483 cases produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.48

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