2019 Hyland Vineyard - Riesling

2019 Hyland Vineyard - Riesling


tasting notes

citrus, spring flowers, honey—dry, mouth-watering, lithe and long—very youthful 20+ years ahead


ava McMinnville

block, elevation and aspect 1G-North & South, 625 feet, low angle north and south slopes

soil series Jory  (weathered volcanic basalt) vine age: planted 1973, self-rooted (ungrafted)

clonal selection "Coury" selection massale (1960s) from Alsace

farming Dry-Farmed, Organic management

harvest October 7, 2019 at 20.3 brix, 3.01 pH, 30-40% Noble Rot

skin masceration 4 days pre-fermentation, no stems

elevage 9 month sur lie, old (20+ years) neutral cooperage (228L)

bottled without fining on August 18, 2020, RS 3.4 g/l, TA 8.5 g/l, Alc. 12.0%

cases produced 248


the Terroir

Hyland vineyard is one of the Willamette Valley's historic vineyards, planted in the early 1970s with clonal selections of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot noir that originated in Alsace. These vines are now referred to as "Coury" selections‒named for Charles Coury who sourced the cuttings. The 46-year-old vines are deeply self-rooted in Jory soil (weathered volcanic basalt) and are farmed organically and without irrigation. Hyland is situated on the shoulder of the van duzer gap, the "air-conditioning" pathway through the Coast Range where marine air enters from the west and cools the Will