Established in 2000, Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge appellation of the Willamette Valley on a 52-acre estate purchased by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends, is noted for producing a broad selection of Pinot Noirs from vineyards representing some of the best sites in the Willamette Valley AVA with a particular focus on Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills, and the Chehalem Mountains sub-appellations. Patricia Green Cellars strives to produce Pinot Noir that shows the distinct characteristics of individual sites and vintages within the context of the wines.
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 come together to make up the concept that is referred to as terroir. All their vineyards are either organically or sustainably farmed to produce a range of textures, aromatics, and flavours that are specific to the site from which they are harvested. Their goal is to work with unique vineyards that have wide-ranging profiles so that they can showcase Oregon Pinot Noir at its best.
Notes and Reviews
This has a strong, black-fruited tone to it with a range of flavours and spices mingled in for complexity. The tannins are sticky and firm and born entirely of the fruit. This wine will reward with a long life of ageing, but will also be appreciated by fans of intense and sinewy Pinots in its youth.
|Grape Varieties||Pinot noir|
|Age of Vines||24 years|
|Vinification||Hand picked (50% whole bunch). Cold soak for 5-6 days followed by fermentation in open-top vats with a remontage per day as well as regular pigeage. Pressed, settled for 3 days, then racked into barrels for MLF and elevage.|
|Elevage||11 months in French oak (2nd and 3rd fill only)|
|Soil Type||Volcanic basalt over marine sedimentary rock and alluvial deposits|