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2006 Auteur Pinot Noir Hyland Vineyard (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Auteur Wines auteurwines.com   details
Appellation: Willamette Valley - Oregon - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$30.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 5, 2013 , Lena Lamel
87 points "Muted nose never opened up fully; cranberry tart fruit the became fuller with 1 hour decant but never really took off. Hope this wine is in a nap phase as it was quite good a year ago."
rated: October 18, 2007 , Winemakers Tasting Notes
"Aromas of freshly ground pink peppercorn, wild raspberry and blueberry preserve, rose petal and asian spice with high tones of crushed wet stone and lavender. Deep and brooding with an intense core of floral scented currant and black cherry flavors charmed with lively acidity. Resonate tannins are nicely defined with a long, penetrating spice finish. TECHNICAL DATA Released November 2007 Harvested October 5th, 2006 80% Pommard / 20% Wadenswil Clones 25% Whole Cluster 10% Saigné Native Yeast Fermentation 50% New French Cooperage 14.3% Alc by Vol 291 Cases Produced"
rated: October 18, 2007 , Vinfolio
95 points "The second consecutive 95 point score from what is now Kenneth’s oldest source after four vintages. As of this writing there has been frenetic renewed interest shown in any existing Auteur wines on the market, most notably Hyland. The winery’s total production of Hyland in 2006 is 291 cases. Shows a dense nose of dusty blackberry, cassis and cinnamon sprinkled honeycomb. The palate is tightly focused with a very smooth core and acidity that comes on like a silken breeze. Finishes with pure black licorice, cherry and straight-razor thin nectarine with a hint of coffee bean." Best 2008-2014
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