Reviews:

  • 90 points – International Wine Cellar, July, 2013

“Vivid red.  Intense, spice accented aromas of cherry, black raspberry and cola, with a subtle smoky top note. Juicy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors show very good depth and a spiciness that builds with air. Closes bright and long, with musky earth and spice nuances lingering.” 

  • 90 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Oct. 2012

“From a lighter year, this clean, delicate wine is a model of elegance. Mixing strawberry and raspberry fruit with a touch of watermelon, it carefully blends in a small amount of wine aged in new oak. An enticing hint of mocha is the result.”

  • 2012 International Pinot Noir Celebration – Featured Wine
  • 89 Points- Allen Meadows, Theburghound.com, Jan., 2015

Ghost Hill

Bayliss-Bower Pinot Noir 2010

Winemaking Notes:

This is our traditional blend of four clones of Pinot Noir; 40% Pommard, 22% Dijon Clone 777, 22% Dijon Clone 114 and 16% Wädenswil. We continue to rely on Pommard to provide the foundation. We feel that this vintage truly shows a complete picture of the older vines of the vineyard as a whole. The 2010 vintage is elegant and refined and will please those palates that are more familiar with Pinot Noirs of the old world.

Technical Data:

Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton

Alcohol: 13.5% pH 3.69

Cooperage: 10% New French Oak

Harvested: October 21, 2010

Cases Produced: 304

Tasting Notes:

The 777 holds true with notes of bing Cherries and cassis filling the mid-palate. The 114 supplies a structured back bone, age-ability and adds floral aromatics. The Wädenswil clone brings a rich complexity and spicy quality adding excitement to the blend.