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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/

 

 

 

Prince of Pinot

2015 Tyee Estate Chardonnay

89 Points (Reviewed January 6, 2018)

Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of white peach, pear, lemon curd, fresh straw.  Full richness in the mouth with flavors of lemon, pear, pineapple and nut oil. Nicely integrated acidity with a bright stream of citrus on the finish. 

Prince of Pinot

2015 Tyee Estate Pinot Noir

90 points  (Reviewed January 6, 2018)

A blend of all grapes grown in the Estate Vineyard with vines from 15 to 41 years old. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Highly nuanced nose, featuring aromas of cherry, strawberry, rose petal, dried herbs and sandalwood. Lighter weighted but quite flavorful, with tastes of cherry, red berry, spice and cola. Refined and sleek, with fine-grained tannins, deft oak input and a juicy finish. 

Oregon Wine Press

2014 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

Rated one of the “Best Pinots in Oregon”

Floral, spice and forest aromas, including cedar, herbs, rose, Red Vine candy, pine sap and fresh-turned soil mixes with cherry, herbaceous and Indian spiced flavors on the palate. The more you get to know it, the more you’ll love it

Vinous

2014 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

90 points (Reviewed December 2017)

Deep red. Musky cherry pit and red currant scents along with subtle floral and herb overtones.  Gently sweet and focused on the plate, offering nicely concentrated red fruit and spicecake flavors that firm up slowly on the back half.  Dusty tannins come in slowly on the finish, which leaves a hint of bitter chocolate behind.  Drinking window: 2020 - 2025

Prince of Pinot

2014 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

92 points  (Reviewed January 6, 2018)

A winemaker’s barrel selection. ·Moderate garnet color in the glass. More brooding, with slowly emerging aromas of darker red cherries and berries, earthy flora and rose petal. More sap, more tannic backbone, more finish and more age worthy than the regular Estate bottling. Black cherry fruit driven with compliments of spice, savory herbs and seasoned. Needs more time to reach full potential.

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.  

 

Oregon Wine Awards

 

2011 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

One of the Best Wines in Oregon and a Double Gold Medal Winner at the 2014 Oregon Wine Awards 

 

 

Oregon Wine Press

2012 Tyee Estate Pinot gris is one of the Best Pinot Gris in Oregon 
"The floral entry includes hints of honeydew and the fresh palate boasts bright acidity with flinty minerality and slices of lime"

 

 

 

 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

 

2012 Tyee Estate Pinot Gris and 2012 Tyee Gewürztraminer win Silver Medals at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world.

 

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2010 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir

90 points

Fresh red berries and potpourri on the fragrant nose.  Juicy and precise, offering lively raspberry and cola flavors and a hint of candied rose.  Picks up weight with air and finishes with impressive energy, silky tannins and lingering notes of sweet red fruit and floral pastilles.

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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