2008 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir wins a spot in the Top 11 Oregon Pinot Noirs of 2011, All-Americans First Team from the Prince of Pinot.
"Reserved but pleasing scent of fresh cherries and raspberries with a hint of spice and rose petal. The perfectly ripened fruit has a dark red profile, the dry tannins and crisp acidity frame the fruit beautifully, and the silky finish makes a lasting impression. A perfect argument for the superiority of old vine Pinot Noir. The wine was still great the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, but I couldn’t report beyond this as I eagerly finished the bottle. An exceptional wine that is much more approachable than many reserve Pinot Noirs from Oregon’s 2008 vintage. A vin de garde for Oregon in 2008."