Patricia Green Estate Old Vine Pinot Noir 2016
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|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
The difference between the older and younger blocks here is always pretty amazing to people. Our water is spring fed and very minerally in nature. That is what these older vines have tapped into and that is what they pull up and put into the fruit. Savory and bringing in both black and red fruit spectrums so this has a wide range in the mid-palate. Ultimately this wine is defined by the mineral laden “ribbon” that intertwines the fruit and carries the flavors onto the sinewy tannin structure underlying the wine. This is refined and elegant while still being surprisingly broad shouldered.
Editors' Choice. These old vines were planted between 1984 and 1990. They bring the anticipated subtle aromatics and detail, with highlights of ginger, clove and cinnamon. The black-cherry fruit carries a streak of cola, along with a sense of minerality to the natural acids. Delicious now, or enjoy over the next decade.
Expressive and beautifully built, with raspberry and rose petal aromas and plush, structured flavors of cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark tea that build power. Shows a slight bite of tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,055 cases made.