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2016 Hoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
February 22, 2018
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February 22, 2018
The 2016 HOY Pinot Noir aroma starts with bright, wild dark flower-fruit notes. Revealing with aeration, intense an concentrated, perfume like, sweet blackberries and dark cherries on that same wild-complex background. The flavors are bright, complex, concentrated; with sweet-juicy-jamy-dark fruit. They display a mix of vibrant- bright, compact plums, dark cherries and blackberries over a background of oak toast.
The texture is big, filled with rich tannins from start to finish, that carry the power and elegance through the very long aftertaste. The finish is very long and multilayered with a rich tannin backbone, carried by a bright and concentrated fruit flavors.
Hoy Vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountains along Hwy 99W near Newberg. It is a 13 acres Vineyard planted in 1992 to 2000, with Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir (Dijon 113 & 115), facing South West, at elevation of 470 feet on alluvial and volcanic soils. The clonal selections for this vineyard designate are: 28% Dijon 113, the remaining Dijon 115.
Harvested from September 7 to 9, and fermented in 1.5 ton fermenters for 17 to 28 days, without cold soak, with RB2 and Brioso yeasts. The wine aged in 25.52% new French oak, the balance neutral oak. The barrels were racked in March, after Malo-Lactic fermentation then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to neutral barrels until bottling. The wine aged in oak for 17 months and is unfined and unfiltered.