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Youngberg Hill 2014 Pinot Blanc

On the Hill, it’s all about family

Wayne Bailey did not set out to run a B&B. He just wanted to raise his family on a farm and make wine.

After years of working in wine sales and distribution, he finally took the leap to winemaking by studying with some of the best winemakers in the Burgundy region of France.

He fell in love with Pinot Noir and sought out a piece of land that would be the ideal spot to grow the finicky grape. He happened upon Youngberg Hill, bought the place in 2003, and completely overhauled the vineyard, incorporating biodynamic and organic practices.

Best of all, “the Hill” offered the Baileys a chance to raise their three daughters the way they’d been raised back in Iowa – on a farm – with its close connection to land, water, and soil. It was exactly what they wanted.

What the Baileys didn’t plan on was the beautiful bed and breakfast already established on the property. Wayne and his wife have embraced it with gusto, turning it into one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the valley. Youngberg Hill is a must-visit location the next time you’re near McMinnville.

Youngberg Hill

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Youngberg Hill, McMinnville, Oregon
2014 Pinot Blanc

The aromatics begin with Asian pear, grapefruit and lime citrus. The fruit flavors of lime, grapefruit, and citrus are distinct and crisp. It has a creaminess that makes the wine melt in your mouth and lingers. The rich, buttery, full flavors will keep you coming back for another sip.

Youngberg Hill’s 2014 Pinot Blanc is made mostly in stainless steel with a small portion made in oak barrels that help with the creamy texture.

This is a great food wine and will go well with any of your grilled items, especially fish and seafood.

A Cellar 503 selection in July 2015, Wines to Grill By McMinnville | Pinot Blanc