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International Pinot Noir Celebration 2018

Tyee Wine Cellars is a Featured Winery at the

32ND ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION

July 27-29, 2018
at Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.

 

Get Tickets at https://ipnc.org/

 

 

 

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2012 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

92 Points - March 2015 Neal Martin

"Tyee 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Barrel Select comes from 30-year-old vines (and over). It has a vibrant bouquet with dark cherries mixed with bilberry and briary, the palate is medium-bodied with fine, lithe tannins and plenty of pure dark cherry, redcurrant and raspberry fruit that is very persistent. This is another sophisticated, very thoughtfully crafted wine from winemaker Merrilee Buchanan Benson."

99 Points and #1, Oregon's Best Wine, Portland Monthly

2012 Tyee Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Pinot noir featuring grapes grown exclusively in the family vineyard right next to the winery.  2012 Tyee Estate Pinot Noir is made from a combination of all Pinot noir plantings in Tyee’s Estate Vineyard from vines 12 to 38 years old.  New Release September 2014.  Only 400 cases produced.  GF, V   Merrilee Buchanan Benson, Winemaker

 

99 Points and #1, Oregon's Best Wine, Portland Monthly - October 2014

For this year’s annual blind tasting of Oregon’s wide world of wine, we rallied 13 of our favorite grape-stained wretches to uncork more than a thousand bottles.

1. TYEE WINE CELLARS 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley 

99 This bright, balanced bottle from winemaker Merrilee Buchanan Benson melds classic pinot noir fruit flavors of cherries and cranberries with an herbaceous backbone of eucalyptus and tea tree. The family-owned and -operated label has maintained a commitment to small-batch quality wines and sustainability for more than 29 years, using 100 percent solar power at the winery and managing its own certified Salmon Safe estate vineyards side by side with wetland and woodland habitats. Visitors to Tyee’s Corvallis farm and tasting room can explore the estate’s nature trails and hazelnut orchards, catch outdoor concerts, dive into the family history of the land (dating back to 1885) and, of course, taste the estate’s wines.

“Two years ago, when this bottle appeared in Portland Monthly’s Top 50, it was one of my favorites. What wonderful things are happening down there? I’m so impressed by its balance, earthiness, and structure. It is the real epitome of what good pinot noir should taste like: elegant complexity that unveils its layers like a beautiful peacock.”—Savanna Ray (manager, RingSide Fish House)

 

 

Oregon Wine Press

2013 Tyee Estate Chardonnay

In Quest of a Queen - Oregon Chardonnay Aspires for Nobility - Oregon Wine Press - September 2014

Chosen as one of Oregon's Top Chardonnays by Oregon Wine Press.  It's the third year in a row for Tyee Estate Chardonnay to receive this honor.  

 

Prince of Pinot

2010 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir, the Prince of Pinot writes,

Dreamy aromas of dark red raspberries and cherry pie glaze. Delicious array of red and black cherry and berry fruits exhibiting noticeable presence without pronounced body. Bright, clean and juicy with firm, balanced tannins that keep the fruit in line, ending with good tension on the acid-driven finish. The wine becomes silkier and livelier with air. Very good (+).

 

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