Laurent and Danielle Montalieu acquired this high-profile vineyard in 2007; this is the first Hyland release under their Soléna label. It's a beautiful Pinot, with the elegance of Burgundy and the freshness of New World grapes. Fermentation in rotary barrels (for color extraction and tannin management) yields a silky, perfumed, feminine wine that penetrates subtly and lingers gracefully.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.