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2013 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir "Jordan Block"

Winery: Youngberg Hill

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jordan Block"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: McMinnville

State or country: OR

Price: $50

Cases produced: 265

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 13, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Pinot Noir from Youngberg is impressive if you like big wines. It opens with a rich and ripe blackberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry with notes of blackberry and black plum. I also detected some mild minerality and hints of oak and olive in the distant background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and last for a while. This Pinot is a big fruit bomb and a very good one. I would drink this Pinot with sharp cheese and crackers on a bench overlooking the ocean at sundown. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby color is accented with aromatics of earthy notes of wood toast and cedar. It is loaded with Black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit; and savory characteristics of pepper and leather. The Jordan is a big mouth full of fruit tannins with an extra-long finish. Pairing Suggestions: A fuller bodied Pinot with higher acidity and tannins makes this wine go magically with any red meat and game.

Organic status: not organic

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