Patricia Green Cellars

Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge district of Yamhill County on the 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends, are noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs from far flung vineyards representing some of the better sites in the Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains, and the Eola Hills growing regions. All of the vineyards we either maintain or purchase fruit from are extremely well-tended sites that seek to grow the best fruit possible through rigorous attention to detail on every single vine. To ensure that our sites truly show the characteristics of the soil, micro-climate and clonal material none of them use irrigation.

We have cobbled together over the years a collection of vineyard sites, whole and in part, that we feel represent some of the better sites from the best appellations in the state. The crowning jewel was landing what is now our Estate Vineyard. On top of that though we have other sites that are almost exclusively between 15-35 years in vine age. While old vines won't necessarily mean that the wine is better than wine from younger vines the likelihood that a well managed and well situated site will produce better wine from its older vines than its younger ones is extremely high. We are fortunate to have this large cache of older vines, many of which we have worked with for an extended period of time which is also extremely important as it gives you knowledge of the site, how it ripens, when it ripens, what flavor characteristics one should expect, how the wine ferments, what barrels best match the wine and so on. We chose these sites because we felt they were unique, compelling and produced excellent fruit.

In the winery the philosophy of attention to the smallest details is further extended all the way from the fermenting must to the final bottling process. At a larger level the philosophy of the winery is fairly simple: Do what needs to be done. We feel that you simply cannot enter into a vintage with pre-conceived notions of what is going to happen, what our fruit is going to be like, what our wines are going to be like and what we are going to need to do to turn our fruit into the best wines possible. There are certain approaches and techinques that we will obviously look to apply (for instance, sorting fruit, cold soaking must, punching down, etc. are all things that are going to happen) however we consider the intensity of those actions as fluid. That fluid nature would extend to nearly every aspect of our winemaking. Our winery, the equipment within and the people that work for us are our tools for making the best wine we can. We apply those tools as liberally or as conservatively as we think best suits the situation with which we are presented. Ultimately we try to do things simply. The 14th century friar William of Ockham stated that "one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything." This is the physics theory known as Occam's Razor. It applies to winemaking though, too. With a combined 42 years worth of winemaking experience we have come to realize that the hardest thing to do is to do the simplest things. Again, this does not mean we do not take action when necessary, it means that we do what needs to be done.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Patricia Green 'Volcanic' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Precise and lively, with tension, offering layered and vibrant cherry, river stone and orange peel flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 242 cases made.–TF"
Item Number: 31287
Bottle:$32.95
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Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2017
Tasting Notes " 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
Item Number: 30909
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2017
The Wine The Reserve, as always, is a great place to begin the discussion of any vintage of Patricia Green’s. Traditionally they have pulled the majority of this wine from good, but not necessarily great, vineyard sites. In some ways this wine, and the thought behind it, was modeled after Bourgogne
Item Number: 30443
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Patricia Green 'Etzel Block' Pinot Noir 2015
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 Editor's Choice "Named after neighboring winery owner Mike Etzel (Beaux Frères), this exceptional wine is brilliantly focused and rippling with muscular depth. The palate is etched with blackberry and black cherry fruit, immersed in lush vanilla, coffee and caramel tones. It's
Item Number: 26985
Bottle:$48.95
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Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Editors Choice "The biggest production and lowest priced of all the winery's vineyard designates, this is sexy, substantial and one of the best offerings from any winery sourcing fruit from this exceptional vineyard. A riot of berries, plums and Asian spices fills the

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2016
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Brilliant red. Spice-tinged raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by cola, floral and smoky mineral notes. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering energetic red berry flavors and suggestions of rose pastille and blood orange that build with air. Vibrant and precise in

Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2015
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

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Deep red. Expansive red berry and floral pastille scents and flavors show impressive energy and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Smooth and fleshy but lively as well; a late jolt of white pepper adds spicy bite. Generous but vibrant in character, finishing very

Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2014
Wine Notes: This is a big boy Pinot Noir in 2014. Incredibly intense and very darkly fruited with quite a wealth of finishing tannin. There is a range of fermentation techniques from completely de-stemmed to over 50% whole cluster across the different clones that adds complexity and shows the broad

Patricia Green Cellar 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2014
"The two sets of plantings (1994-1990 and 1997-2001) continue to show enormous distinctions between one another giving us these two unique bottlings. The Estate bottling consists of 11 separate sections of the vineyard that were planted in the 1997-2001 window. The heart and true strength of the

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2014
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Location:  The Willamette Valley is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide making it Oregon's largest AVA. It runs from the Columbia River in Portland south through Salem to the Calapooya Mountains outside Eugene. Named for the river that flows through it, the Willamette Valley has the largest

Patricia Green 'Estate OV' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant mineral- and spice-accented aromas of red berries, incense and fresh flowers, with a hint of smokiness building with air. Shows excellent focus and power in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a subtle touch of spicecake on

Patricia Green 'Balcombe' Pinot Noir 2013
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Vivid red. Sexy, highly perfumed scents of fresh raspberry, smoky minerals and candied rose. Sweet and silky on the palate, offering energetic red berry and floral flavors, tangy mineral lift and a suggestion of cola. Velvety tannins shape the clinging finish, which features

Patricia Green Cellar 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Deep red. Pungent, deeply pitched aromas of cherry pit, licorice and flowers, lifted by suggestions of white pepper and smoky minerals. Youthfully tight bitter cherry and cassis flavors open slowly with air, picking up a suave lavender pastille nuance on the back half. Nicely

Patricia Green 'Pommard Clone' Pinot Noir 2013
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Brilliant red. Intensely perfumed scents of pungent red berries, cherry-cola, Asian spices and floral oils. Densely packed yet lively, offering sappy, appealingly sweet raspberry and mulberry flavors and a strong suggestion of spicecake. Finishes extremely long and shapely, with a

Patricia Green 'Freedom Hill' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Deep red. Sexy red and dark berry aromas, with suggestions of five-spice powder and smoky minerals emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Pliant raspberry and floral pastille flavors are given lift and focus by tangy acidity and a suggestion of white pepper. The spicy quality

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2013
"The Reserve program has evolved from an every-so-often produced bottling to the mainstay of our production. This bottling allows us to accomplish two things that are very important to us as a winery. The first thing is that it allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Ruby-red. Deeply pitched cherry, blackberry and Indian spice aromas are lifted by a captivating rose oil quality. Juicy and densely packed, showing serious power to its red and dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors. Coats the palate while coming across as

Patricia Green Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2012
"From 5 different blocks with vines of 23, 26, 27 and 29 years of age we created a wine that displays the elegant characteristics of Pinot Noir and Ribbon Ridge."  About Patricia Green Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge district of Yamhill County on the 52 acre estate purchased

Patricia Green Cellars 'Balcombe' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid ruby-red. Suave, mineral-accented raspberry and cola aromas are complicated by a sexy touch of candied flowers. Lively and alluringly sweet, offering vibrant red fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors, intense spiciness and a hint of mocha. Finishes very long, with

Patricia Green Cellars 'Notorious' Pinot Noir 2012
95  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 95 " Deep ruby. Explosive, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, incense, rose oil and smoky oak, with an Indian spice nuance building in the glass. Stains the palate with deeply pitched blackberry, floral pastille and fruitcake flavors that are enlivened and given

Patricia Green Cellars 'Notorious' Pinot Noir 2012
"This is what we consider on a year in and year out basis our most unique and exotic wine."  About Patricia Green Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge district of Yamhill County on the 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2012
"This bottling allows us to accomplish two things that are very important to us as a winery. The first thing is that it allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we think don’t represent what we think that site’s profile truly is. Sometimes that is based on vine age, clonal

Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2011
"The Reserve program has evolved from an every-so-often produced bottling to the mainstay of our production. This bottling allows us to accomplish two things that are very important to us as a winery. The first thing is that it allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we

Patricia Green Old Vine Pinot Noir 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Brilliant red. Smoky, sharply focused aromas of dried cherry, sassafras, potpourri and mocha. Chewy, energetic and subtly sweet, offering very good depth to its bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors. Tangy acidity gives lift and vivacity to the persistent finish, which