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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine 2016 [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Ribbon Ridge, Oregon) - [WE 94, #40 top 100 of 2018] [AG 94] [WS 91]
Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir "Freedom Hill Vineyard" 2017 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WE 92] [WS 91]

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Winery: Patricia Green Cellars
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 375 mL


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
Notes From The Winemaker:
As the Estate vines tap their roots deep into the soft sub-soil they eventually make contact with the mineralized water on the property. This brings a whole new element to the flavor and texture profile of the wine. This bottling comes from the original 1984 planting of Pommard which was fermented with 50% whole clusters (most of this block was used for a First Vines bottling in 2017), a 1990 planting of Pinot Gris that was grafted to Pommard in 2002 that was done with three fermenters of 0, 50 and 100% whole cluster which were all pressed together, and a 1997 planting of Pommard on a steep west facing slope that was all fermented completely destemmed. Given the diversity within the vineyard (we have a 360-degree aspect on our hillside vineyard) and the range of vine age (21-34 years) we were able to pick at different times and had fermentations that ranged from 100% de-stemmed to 50% whole cluster. The wine was bottled with just under 20% new barrel.

The assemblage for this particular wine is always fascinating because you can see the wine come together as the elements from each block are added in. This wine is one of the few truly older vine bottlings that exists from Ribbon Ridge. Older vineyards here, have the capacity to translate the mineral laden nature of our water and soil into the refined, focused nature of the fruit. This AVA is a special place and as interesting, dramatic and amazing as some of our specialty bottlings from this site are, this one is the mother of them all.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points & #40 Top 100 of 2018 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"These old vines were planted between 1984 and 1990. They bring the anticipated subtle aromatics and detail, with highlights of ginger, clove and cinnamon. A black cherry flavor carries a streak of cola, along with a sense of minerality to the natural acidity. Delicious now, or enjoy over the next decade." - Paul Gregutt (10/1/2018)

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:

"Vivid red. Expansive red fruit liqueur, exotic spice and incense aromas are complemented by building floral and mineral flourishes. Densely packed yet light on its feet, showing outstanding clarity to its sweet black raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors, which are firmed by a core of lively acidity. Smoothly plays power off of delicacy and finishes impressively long and sappy, with well-knit tannins framing impressive lavender, vanilla and spice notes." - Josh Raynolds (Jun 2019)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Broad and generous, with expressive and savory raspberry and spiced tea flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 850 cases made." — TF (Aug 31, 2018)

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