Kelley Fox

Kelley Fox Wines

Hyland Pinot Noir - 2017

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Hyland Pinot Noir - 2017
From Kelley: “the reddest of red berries (the classic Oregon summer rasp- berries and strawberries — I hope you have tasted these before).”

Hyland Vineyard was planted in 1971, making it one of Oregon’s oldest. Set in the foothills of the Coastal Range in the McMinnville AVA, it benefits from cooler temperatures in the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter. Kelley’s bottling was produced from own-rooted Coury clone vines planted in 1988 in red volcanic soil at around 600 feet. While the 2017 marks Kelley’s inaugural release of Hyland Park Pinot Noir, it’s not her first attempt: she and the late Jimi Brooks tried to make it together back in 2001. While barrel tasting that vintage almost 20 years ago she jotted down the following note: “The legendary Charles Coury introduced this mysterious clone of Pinot noir into Oregon, and the wine from these vines has a fine red character that is, in a subtle way, inimitable.“ We’re glad she decided to give it another shot. 50% whole cluster fermentation and aged in used Burgundy barriques. 13% alcohol.

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