|Views from Tasting Deck at Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn|
|“Cow are the most holistic animal for the vineyard,” Wayne Bailey|
|Natasha Block Pinot Noir with soil sample.
Taste the terroir.
Both the Natasha and Jordan blocks are planted with 25 year old ungrafted Pinot noir. Jordan sits at a higher elevation above the treeline and gets the full coastal breeze. Temperatures are 2-3 degrees lower and this block is picked last (Nov. 2nd in 2011). The Jordan block is characterized by darker fruits, earthy flavors, higher acids and tannins The Natasha block is grown in a marine sedimentary soil that holds more moisture. Vines develop a larger canopy which results in spicy notes (white and black pepper) in the wine.