Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2017
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 30909
Wine Spectator 91
"Deeply structured, revealing an appealing savory, earthy edge, offering expressive raspberry and dark plum flavors, accented by rose petal, tarragon and black tea hints. Drink now through 2025. 763 cases made. –TF"
" This has a strong, black-fruited tone to it with a range of flavors and spices mingling in for complexity. The tannins are sticky and firm and born entirely of the fruit. This wine will reward with a long life of aging, but will also be appreciated by fans of intense and sinewy Pinots in its youth."
About the Wine:
This bottling is comprised of 91% Dijon 115 across all three blocks. About 10% of those barrels were completely de-stemmed. Another 15% came from 100% whole cluster ferments with balance from barrels containing wine that had 15%-50% whole cluster fermentations. The Coury and Pommard round out the blend. This wine was in barrel for a little less than a year in 13% new oak and a combination of once-five times used barrels. This has the deep pigmentation, floral aromatics, intense mid-palate sweetness and structured finishing tannins that provide the wine with enough fortitude to hold the fruit sweetness well in check. This balances at a very high level. For all the dry extract-laden fruit here there is a wealth of acidity and tannin that are actually the dominant forces in the wine and ensure that this is a focused, smart and incredibly delicious Pinot Noir. This has so much to it that it will drink well almost immediately but has an upside that is clearly well more than a decade away.
Sourced from the eastern edge of the Coast Range Foothills
- South and west of the border of the Eola-Amity Hill AVA
- Marine sedimentary Bellpine soils
- 500 ft. in elevation
- 100% Coury clone
- Fermentations ranging from 0-100% whole cluster in open-top
- Aged for about 11 months in barrel (20% new)
- 710 cases produced
About the Winery:
The entire winery is dedicated fully and solely to displaying the nature of Pinot Noir that is derived from where it is grown. In each vineyard a unique combination of geology, topography, elevation, aspect to the sun, degree of slope, type of water, age of vine, clonal material, flora and fauna that come together to make up the concept that is referred to as terroir. All our vineyards are either organically or sustainably farmed to produce textures, aromatics and flavors that are specific to the site from which they are born. Our goal is to work with unique vineyards that have wide ranging natures so that we can showcase a broad range of Oregon Pinot Noir capabilities.
Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge Appellation of the Willamette Valley on a 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends and business partners, are noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs from several vineyards representing some of the better sites in the Willamette Valley with a particular emphasis over the years on Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and the Chehalem Mountain appellations. Patricia Green cellars focus is to produce Pinot Noirs that show the distinct characteristics of the sites and vintage within the context of the wines.
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