The historic Hyland Vineyard lies on a south facing bench at 600 to 800 feet in the foothills of the Coastal Range, near McMinnville, Oregon. It was first planted in 1971 by four families working together. With about 180 acres under vine it is one of Oregon's oldest and largest vineyards and more importantly has been supplying grapes to some of Oregonís most noted wineries. At the 1985 Burgundy Challenge in Paris, Hyland fruit led the way in the blind tasting competition that saw panelists unable to differentiate between Oregon and Burgundian pinots. To the amazement of the wine world, Oregon wines including Sokol Blosser, Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Veritas, all with Hyland fruit, garnered higher point totals than Premier and Grand Cru Burgundies. In 2011 the vineyard was purchased by the NW Wine Company and the label was launched, showcasing the outstanding fruit that this vineyard has been producing for decades. This wine is from a tiny production of less than 300 cases. It spent 8 months in 31% New French oak barrels. It was selected Best Pinot Noir in Sip Northwest Magazine. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Light and tangy, this is vivid with raspberry, strawberry and floral flavors that jump through a layer of fine tannins into a long and expressive finish. Best from 2016 through 2022." and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying "A bit more lacy and less fleshy than the previous vintage, it augments its strawberry and raspberry fruit with barrel notes of baking spices and a hint of char. Give it plenty of breathing time and it pulls together nicely."