Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Riesling

9.29 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Been a while delectable family. Flu then covid and only 3 wines in that period. Well I am back and smell and taste are as they were before all of this. Nose has peach skin, some ripe peach flesh but not too ripe, confectionary aromas. Loads of wet stones and pulverized shale. Super aromatic. Like a cross between Pfalz/Alsace. Palate is lean and precise. Really clean, balanced and so pure. Fiercely mineral. Lovely peach flesh, skin and sap on the very long finish. Really juicy and engaging. Delicious!

Been a while delectable family. Flu then covid and only 3 wines in that period. Well I am back and smell and taste are as they were before all of this. Nose has peach skin, some ripe peach flesh but not too ripe, confectionary aromas. Loads of wet stones and pulverized shale. Super aromatic. Like a cross between Pfalz/Alsace. Palate is lean and precise. Really clean, balanced and so pure. Fiercely mineral. Lovely peach flesh, skin and sap on the very long finish. Really juicy and engaging. Delicious!

May 9th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Superb mineral aromas. Confectionary and also peach, green apple and spice. But superb complex minerality. A pfalz vibe for sure. Palate is just electric with insane spice and juiciness. So pure and clean. Mouth coating and just so intense yet also is graceful. Spectacular pitter patter of minerality. So so juicy and vibrant. Excellent and has decades ahead of it. A stunner.

Superb mineral aromas. Confectionary and also peach, green apple and spice. But superb complex minerality. A pfalz vibe for sure. Palate is just electric with insane spice and juiciness. So pure and clean. Mouth coating and just so intense yet also is graceful. Spectacular pitter patter of minerality. So so juicy and vibrant. Excellent and has decades ahead of it. A stunner.

Dec 29th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Fascinating nose. Fig, petrol, Apple spice cake, gorgeous minerality. Really really aromatic, compact and precise. Palate is bone dry, dense and super elegant. Very fine. Very refined. Juicy and lovely pure fruit and length. Peach pit, apricot pit, some apple skin. Really good structure and acid. But not in your face. So subtle and juicy. This is terrific. Serious and deep. This has it all. Besides being so so delicious this has depth and structure to age gloriously. What sap and length! Best domestic Riesling I’ve ever had.

Fascinating nose. Fig, petrol, Apple spice cake, gorgeous minerality. Really really aromatic, compact and precise. Palate is bone dry, dense and super elegant. Very fine. Very refined. Juicy and lovely pure fruit and length. Peach pit, apricot pit, some apple skin. Really good structure and acid. But not in your face. So subtle and juicy. This is terrific. Serious and deep. This has it all. Besides being so so delicious this has depth and structure to age gloriously. What sap and length! Best domestic Riesling I’ve ever had.

May 15th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has confectioner sugar dusted lime wedge, (faint) over-ripe peach and green apple slice.

Palate has lime zest, dehydrated apple slice, dried peach, fresh green apple peel, fleeting thoughts of sweetness and faint mineral notes.

Notes at 24H, initially decanted 2H but very closed on the nose and palate, improved today with air.

Future bottles will appreciate some age, perhaps 2027+ minimum.

Nose has confectioner sugar dusted lime wedge, (faint) over-ripe peach and green apple slice.

Palate has lime zest, dehydrated apple slice, dried peach, fresh green apple peel, fleeting thoughts of sweetness and faint mineral notes.

Notes at 24H, initially decanted 2H but very closed on the nose and palate, improved today with air.

Future bottles will appreciate some age, perhaps 2027+ minimum.

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2022
Meg Herring

Lots of peach and spice! Floral honey too. Very pronounced rich flavors. This is not a shy riesling!! Finishes dry. I think there’s a little tiny RS but with the acidity, it is hard to find any sweetness.

Lots of peach and spice! Floral honey too. Very pronounced rich flavors. This is not a shy riesling!! Finishes dry. I think there’s a little tiny RS but with the acidity, it is hard to find any sweetness.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2021
Matthew Cohen

Nose is quite mineral.

Palate has great minerality. Bright. A hint of green apple. Lemon zest.

Blind I’d guess mosel from a colder vintage. From a top producer.

As it opens richer and more rheinhessen.

Bought from fass selections.

Nose is quite mineral.

Palate has great minerality. Bright. A hint of green apple. Lemon zest.

Blind I’d guess mosel from a colder vintage. From a top producer.

As it opens richer and more rheinhessen.

Bought from fass selections.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2020
Iwan

Elegant dry Riesling from Oregon. Candies citrus on the nose, but dry and with a somewhat bitter aftertaste on the palate. Medium bodied and quite in the mouth. Somewhat like an Alsatian Riesling, but really its own thing.

Elegant dry Riesling from Oregon. Candies citrus on the nose, but dry and with a somewhat bitter aftertaste on the palate. Medium bodied and quite in the mouth. Somewhat like an Alsatian Riesling, but really its own thing.

Jun 18th, 2022
Daniel Bloom

Decanted 3 hrs/Chilled 45min.
N: Dried honey,Apples, pears, butterscotch, pink grapefruit, mineral, Big nose that jumps out of the glass.
P: completely dry but tangy as all get out. Lots of grapefruit surrounded by rocks, prickly. mouth filling at the same time. Impression of fatness. Green, very refreshing. If one had the patience to lay some down….oh my. Raised at least partly in native Oregonian oak, that Martin Woods coopers. Not a trace on the wine.
Thanks
@Lyle Fass

Decanted 3 hrs/Chilled 45min.
N: Dried honey,Apples, pears, butterscotch, pink grapefruit, mineral, Big nose that jumps out of the glass.
P: completely dry but tangy as all get out. Lots of grapefruit surrounded by rocks, prickly. mouth filling at the same time. Impression of fatness. Green, very refreshing. If one had the patience to lay some down….oh my. Raised at least partly in native Oregonian oak, that Martin Woods coopers. Not a trace on the wine.
Thanks
@Lyle Fass

Apr 6th, 2022
Meg Herring

Meg had this a month ago

Meg had this a month ago

Jul 12th, 2022