The Hyland Vineyard wine is the product of a high elevation vineyard smack dab in the middle of the Van Duzel Corridor, the only gap in Oregon’s Coastal Range. This gap allows the cold air of the Pacific to flow eastward into the Willamette Valley, greatly moderating summer heat. These vineyards were in the very best position to take advantage of 2018’s warm, dry days because at night, the high elevation of Van Duzel breezes kept things cool.
Anne’s 2018 Hyland Pinot is bright with a terrific, freshly crushed fruit quality. The finish is long and mineral making me think this is a wine that will do well in a proper cellar. If you can’t resist the fruit, and it is hard, believe me, pair with roasted salmon or poultry.
Due to low yields in a wet 2019 vintage followed by a huge bump in labor costs in the pandemic-riddled 2020 vintage, this may be the last of Anne Sery’s Hyland vineyard masterpieces for a long while.
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It’s so fine aromatically; a product of the cool, high elevation mountain sources. On the palate, it’s primary, fresh and fruity but the finish is long and stony, balancing that terrific fruit perfectly.
Great with salmon, duck pork or a creamy mushroom dish.