Archive for the ‘Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir’ Category

Chuck Hill’s Wine Review

June 14th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Chuck Hill’s Wine Review this week showcased Youngberg Hill.

Youngberg Hill Vineyards, 2008 Pinot Noir, Natasha Block
Youngberg Hill Vineyards began as a hobby of the original owners of the Youngberg Hill Bed and Breakfast, an elegant property southwest of McMinnville, Oregon. Later owners have taken the vineyard and winery more seriously and indeed, the grapes produced here frequently produce award-winning wines like this gold-medal winner. Look for ripe aromas of earthy cherry, spicy vanilla and notes of apple and caramel. The berry/cherry palate is firm with toasty oak and medium tannins, pairing very well with smoky salmon from the grill.

Youngberg Hill Vineyards, 2008 Pinot Noir, Jordan Block
This intense wine needs a few hours breathing to open up and show its stuff. Cherry cola, anise, earthy herbs and toast dominate the aroma, though more characters appear as the wine breathes. The palate offers flavors of black fruits, citrus zest, fennel and vanilla toast.

Growing Vineyards in Oregon’s Wine Country

June 14th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Growing Vineyards in Oregon’s Wine Country is exciting.  Summer is finally beginning to show as the grape vines have budded and are growing shoots, sometimes as much as an inch a day. It is always exciting to see the new shoots reaching for the sky, knowing that in a few weeks they will be 7 feet tall. The cool weather this spring has currently put us about 4 weeks behind in the typical growing cycle of the vines, but it is a long summer and there will be plenty of opportunities for the vines to catch up a little with spurts of hot weather.  And then there is October, the month that makes or breaks the vintage.


June 7th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Voodoo Vintners Book Signing at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton OR on Sunday June 12th from 3-6pm.  Author Katherine Cole will be on hand to sign and talk about Oregon’s astonishing Bio-dynamic Winegrowers.  If your interested in wine, farming, and our environment this is a fun event.  Youngberg Hill has been farming organically since 2003 and proudly supports this book.  Reservations requested at 503.864.2995.  Visit

Memorial Weekend Wine Tasting Open House

May 27th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Memorial weekend wine tasting open house in Oregon’s Wine Country is so much fun.  Youngberg Hill will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, Sunday, & Monday. We will be highlighting our 2010 Aspen Pinot Gris as well as our newly released 2010 Pinot Blanc. Cheeses, breads, and treats will be available, plus the greatest view.  If you cant get to McMinnville this weekend we are also pouring our wines at the Carlton Cellars Winery in Carlton.  Tasting fee of $10/person, complimentary tastings for our Wine Club members.



Horseback Riding in Wine Country

May 26th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Horseback Riding in Wine Country is beautiful when done at Equestrian Wine Tours with Jake Price.  For years his horse, Chewy, took many Youngberg Hill guests on rides through vineyards in Dayton and Dundee.  Now Chewy is summering at Youngberg Hill along with a few friends.  Come say ‘Hi’ to him and enjoy a glass of wine.

Youngberg Hill Supports Taste of the Nation

May 13th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill supports Taste of the Nation!  It was great to see everyone at this wonderful event sampling amazing wines and food.

With your help, our net result was over $65,000 for Share Our Strength and our local beneficiaries (Oregon Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Program, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, and Klamath/Lake County Food Bank).  In 2012, we’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary – hope to see you there!

Photo credit to photographer Andie Petkus.

Corks & Caftans 2008 Jordan Review

May 8th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Corks & Caftans 2008 Jordan Review is a testament to the quality of standards that exist year after year on fruit coming from Youngberg Hill’s Jordan Block estate vineyard.

“Musty nose, hints of sweet watermelon, spruce and moss. Deep plum in color—divergently dark for an Oregon Pinot Noir, but not dense, retaining glimmers of transparency. Steady black fruit drives and traverses the nose and palate, underscored by dense earth and herbals.

Not a wine quick to award dividends. It flaunts a Bordeaux-like appetite for air and patience—a bit of a dangler at first, but 2 hours provides focus. Swells of black cherry, fennel, cola and cream soda become unmissable where vague threads of distinction appeared at first.”

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Youngberg Hill Wins Gold!

May 5th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill 2008 Natasha Pinot Noir Wins Gold from Oregon Wine Award! Our tasting room is open daily so come taste the wine and savor the view!


Bud Break At Youngberg Hill

May 3rd, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

The vines are budding at Youngberg Hill and the Willamette Valley.  With the last few days of sunshine the vineyard is really moving along.  It’s so exciting!

CAP Art Auction

May 1st, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill was a proud sponsor of Cascade Aids Project (CAP) Art Auction last night at the Portland Coliseum.  A beautiful night for an wonderful cause.