Shipping Cart (0) Items $0.00
|
Welcome, Sign In
Viewing products 1 - 10 of 20 Next »

2015 Notorious Pinot Noir

 

WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 Points: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Notorious Pinot Noir 2015. This reserve-level selection was aged in 100% new French oak and sports a green label that distinguishes it from the dozen or so other Pinots in the winery's portfolio. It's dense and deeply flavored, its black fruit supported by an assortment of highlights—cola, coffee and moist earth most prominent. There's a faint hint of barnyard funk, adding yet another element to a most impressive effort. Drink now and over the next half decade.

In 2015 the selected barrels come from Balcombe Vineyard (3 barrels of Pommard planted in 1990 and fermented with 20% whole cluster) and Durant Vineyard-Bishop Block (1 barrel from 43 year old Pommard clone vines and fermented with 15% whole clusters). Both of these vineyards are planted in the Dundee Hills. 3 total barrels from Freedom Hill Vineyard (2 barrels from the Dijon 115 sections that were done with 50% whole cluster fermentations and 1 barrel from the Pommard Clone block that is always entirely de-stemmed). Freedom Hill Vineyard is located just outside of the Eola-Amity Hills. Lastly a quarter barrel was utilized from Olenik Vineyard’s Wadensvil Block. This block was planted in 1991 and was done with a 60% whole cluster fermentation. Olenik Vineyard is located in the heart of the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 

Production: 171 cases

Add to Cart
Price $85.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Estate Vineyard, Etzel Block Pinot Noir

WINE ENTHUSIAST 96 Points Editors' Choice: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Estate Vineyard Etzel Block 2015 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 instantly gratifying, impossibly seductive and exceptional in every way.
 
WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Etzel Block 2015 94 points | $60 | 275 cases made | Red A supple and alluring red, balanced by a structured core, with rich notes of raspberry, rose petal, dark tea and sandalwood that glide toward a polished finish. Drink now through 2024.—T.F.

 

Wine Making and Notes:Named as such because this section of our vineyard planted in 1986 slopes to the northeast directly toward our neighbor Beaux Freres. The name is an homage to the owner and winemaker there, Mike Etzel. This wine has always pulled some of the most interesting characteristics out of the site and that is its reason for existing on its own. For some reason this has always been the most nuanced, most mineral-driven, most particularly Pinot Noir-sous bois sort of thing going on of all our wines. There are 2 sections within the East Etzel Block and for the first time they are both being used in this bottling. The older Pommard (planted in 1986) was 100% de-stemmed, went through a standard cold soak of about 5 days depending on the block, fermented in a single 1.75 ton open top fermenter and was punched down 1x/day before being pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days. The Dijon 114 was done with a 15% whole cluster fermentation, went through a standard cold soak of about 5 days, fermented in a single 2.5 ton open top fermenter and was pumped over until fermentation started and then it was only pigeaged 1x/day before being pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days. This spent a little less than a year in 17% new barrels along with a combination of a one time and a four times used barrel. This wine is aromatically insane and nuanced to a fault. Minerality and seductive red fruit combine with great complexity on the palate to create a wine that shows how elegant, intricate, red-fruited and soil-influenced older vine Pinot Noirs from Ribbon Ridge can be. The addition of whole cluster fermentation furthers the aromatic qualities, drives the herbal and graphite notes on the palate and tightens the tannins up on the back end. *WINE CLUB ONLY

SOLD OUT - CLUB ONLY ALLOCATION

Production:283 cases bottled.

Add to Cart

Club Only

Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Freedom Hill Vineyard, Coury Clone Pinot Noir

WINE ENTHUSIAST 94 Points: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Freedom Hill Vineyard Coury Clone 2015. Black cherry and cola flavors burst from the glass in this wine. Its fruit core has a candied, lollipop-like character, but that's not to suggest that it's anything but complex, deep and utterly delicious. The delicate finish extends the pleasure for minutes on end.

 

Wine Making and Notes:Coury Clone Pinot Noir has a fascinating background tale that is literally rooted in the earliest history of the Oregon wine industry. The short version is that Charles Coury submitted his master’s thesis for cool climate winegrowing to the University of California at Davis while studying in Alsace, France in 1964. He brought cuttings back to the U.S. when he returned that summer. From these small and straight forward beginnings the plantings and legend of the Coury Clone begins. For a full and detailed account of this very, very interesting agricultural story that was lost to history for some time please go to The Price of Pinot’s website (http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1214/) and read for yourself.

This section of the vineyard was planted in 2000 and the cuttings came from the 1972 section of Coury Clone at Hyland Vineyard. What all this amounts to is that this is one of the most fascinating single wines we have ever made. Much like the Dijon 115 whole cluster fermenters, pumpovers were nearly the sole manner in which the one 2.5 ton fermenter was handled. We believe that the Coury clone, in particular, responded especially positively to this ultra-gentle handling. This wine just comes loaded with an array of non-fruit based flavors that all somehow contribute to the wine having a distinctly complex fruit and spice character. Even with about 50% whole cluster fermentation this is not a big wine or an overtly structured wine. This wine spent just under a year in 33% new barrel. This shows the flipside of Freedom Hill Vineyard which is known for power, intensity, sap-laden wines with lots of structure. This is graceful, aromatic and while it is intense it does so very discretely. Amongst the staff at Patricia Green Cellars this particular bottling is a distinct favorite. 

Production:144 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Price $75.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Freedom Hill Vineyard, Dijon 115 Clone Pinot Noir

WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 Points Cellar Selection: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Freedom Hill Vineyard Dijon Clone 115 2015. This was half whole cluster-fermented and neatly incorporates hints of earth and bark into its tart cranberry and pie cherry core. Its verticality and tannic power suggest it will age quite nicely through the late 2020s.

Wine Making and Notes:Simply perfect material from one single block of Dijon 115 Clone Pinot Noir (East Liberty Block) of the vineyard planted in 2004. Thirteen barrels were chosen that came from 50% whole cluster fermentations and three barrels were used that came from 100% whole cluster fermentations. The 100% whole cluster fermentations are only pigeaged during their entire ferment. The 50% whole cluster ferments were pumped over until fermentation began and then they segued into being pigeaged 1x/day. The wine was in barrel for a little less than a year in 18% new barrels and a combination of once-three times used barrels. This has a strong, black-fruited tone to it with herbaciousness and spices mingling in for complexity. The tannins are sticky and firm. This wine will reward with a long life of aging, but will also be appreciated by fans of intense and muscular Pinots in its youth.

Production:393 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Price $48.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Freedom Hill Vineyard, Pommard Clone Pinot Noir

WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 Points Editors' Choice: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Freedom Hill Vineyard Pommard Clone 2015. There are multiple Freedom Hill selections in this winery's 2015 lineup, but the Pommard clone bottling expresses more of the site's brambly wildness along with its lusciously fruity raspberry flavors. Texture and length elevates it above much of the competition.

Wine Making and Notes:This is where our bread is buttered. While there may be an overemphasis on clonal material here in the U.S. vis-à-vis the way things are viewed in Burgundy there is no denying that a) we work with Pommard clone far more than any other clone b) that there is something to Pommard that makes it stand out from the majority of the Dijon clones. Of the three block-designated wines we have here this one may best capture what may be the historical view of Freedom Hill Vineyard. This section of the vineyard was re-planted in 2001. This wine was in barrel for a little less than a year in 14% new barrel and a combination of once-four times used barrels. Pommard Clone has such as broad range to it and in Freedom Hill Vineyard it can really stretch out its legs as it were. Freedom Hill is known for dark fruited Pinots and that is certainly the case here. This wine has an incredible intensity of fruit that it comes off as very dark hearted however there is just so much to this wine beyond the fruit intensity that it absolutely transcends simply being a fruit driven wine. There are spices, earth tones and minerality that buffer and add to the wine in profound ways. Josh Reynolds of The International Wine Cellar has said of this bottling (in reference to the 2013), “this is the only wine I have ever smelled that reminded me aromatically of the Echezeaux bottling from Henri Jayer-Gilles.” If you know what that means then good on you. If you don’t, suffice it to say it is an incredible compliment. This is an incredible and rare wine.

Production:172 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Sold Out
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Durant Vineyard, Bishop Block Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast, July 2017, 94 Points, Cellar Selection
Patricia Green Cellars 2015 Durant Vineyard Bishop Block Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)
This wine knows exactly what it wants to be. This is finesse, subtleness, elegance and discreet balance all backed up by a sneaky and looming firmness that comes on in the back of the wine. Only older vines make wines like this. This is not a wine that needs to make a dramatic entrance because all the work is done on the back end.

Production:318 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Sold Out
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Balcombe Block 1B Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast, July 2017, 93 Points
Patricia Green Cellars 2015 Balcombe Vineyard Block 1B Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)
Wine Making and Notes:This was, technically, the 18th Balcombe Block 1B ever bottled. Two, however, were at Torii Mor where we started working with this vineyard. The fermentation was done with 20% whole clusters, went through a standard cold soak of about 5-6 days, fermented in a single 2.5 ton open top fermenter and was pumped over 1x/day until fermentation began and then was pigeaged 1x/day until dry and then pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days. This spent a little less than a year in 18% new barrels along with a combination of one, two and three times used barrels. Darkly fruited, brooding in its youth and much more structured and earthy than the regular Balcombe bottling. This section of the vineyard is a worker. It just cranks out an incredible wine every single year. Every year the vines get more mature and at 26 years of vine age are just entering full maturity. This is a gorgeous uber-rendition of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.  This wine has been our single most popular bottling since our inception. In the past seven vintages (2006-2013) it has received scores of 92, 90, 93, 93, 93, 93, 93 and 93 from Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.  *WINE CLUB ONLY

Production: 243 cases bottled

Add to Cart

SOLD OUT

Remaining wine is allocated to club shipment. Large formats are available.

Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Making and Notes: The importance of having a relationship that in 2015 was 19 years in the works cannot be understated. Knowing how and when the vineyard ripens and how the fruit responds to different fermentation techniques and barrel regimens is an incredible asset in winemaking that is not always afforded to a winemaker. The fruit was around 20% whole cluster fermentation, went through a standard cold soak of about 5-6 days, fermented in 1.75 ton open top fermenters and was pumped over 1x/day until fermentation began and then it was pigeaged 1x/day until going dry and then being pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days at which point the wine went to barrel. This spent a little less than a year in 4% new barrels along with a nearly equal combination of one through four times used barrels. As mentioned earlier there are five sections of Balcombe Vineyard. Four of the sections are used to create the Balcombe Vineyard bottling. The section called 1B is separated out into a different bottling. The Balcombe Vineyard bottling is certainly the quintessential Dundee Hills Pinot Noir that we make. Ever since we first bottled it in 2000 this wine has been about how the texture and the flavor co-mingle to deliver the experience that is this wine. This is consistently floral on the nose with subtle elements of red-fruit and smoked meat. The texture is silky, generous and saliva-generating to say the least. The acidity is crisp which keeps the fruit bright and makes you want to keep coming back to the glass. This wine has sneaky ageability to it since it does have such an approachable-when-young nature to it, but recent tastes of the 2001 and 2002 show those wines cruising along beautifully. Drink it for its lovely, youthful nature or save it because it will be a delicious treat 10+ years into the future. Either way you cannot lose.

 

Production: 571 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Price $37.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Durant Vineyard, Madrone Blk, Pinot Noir

Wine Making and Notes:The Madrone Block’s Dijon 115 planting creates a much different Pinot Noir than the Pommard Clone from the Bishop Block and it is unique enough and special enough to be bottled on its own to show a slightly different characteristic of this Dundee Hills site. The fruit was 100% de-stemmed and went through a normal cold soak of about 4 to 5 days and then was fermented in an 8 ton open top fermenter and was punched down while being pumped over1x/day before being pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days.  This spent about 10 months in a variety of barrels. In an effort to show off this block as much as possible only seven barrels were chosen from the twenty-nine that were barreled down and all of them were barrels that had been used four times previously. This brings in the velvety texture that Dundee Hills Pinot Noirs can have. This is deep in fruit and oozing with textural appeal. This borders right on sultry. Almost certainly the single vineyard designate with the most upfront appeal to it. This will show sweet red fruits which are certainly a staple of the vintage with classic Dundee Hill sweet spices. Hard not to like.

Production: 170 cases bottled.

Add to Cart
Price $42.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00

2015 Estate Vineyard Old Vine Pinot Noir

WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER: PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Old Vine 2015 93 points | $42 | 1,055 cases made | Red Expressive and beautifully built, with raspberry and rose petal aromas and plush, structured flavors of cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark tea that build power. Drink now through 2023.—T.F.

Wine Making and Notes: 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 bear in the flavor and texture profile of the wine. This bottling comes from the original 1984 planting of Pommard which was fermented with 33% whole clusters, a 1990 planting of Pinot Gris that was grafted to Pommard in 2002 and a 1997 planting of Pommard on a steep west facing slope. The fruit from these two blocks were 100% de-stemmed, went through a standard cold soak of about 4-7 days depending on the block, fermented in 1.75 ton open top fermenters and was punched down 1x/day before being pressed and allowed to settle for 3 days. This spent a little less than a year in just 8% new barrels along with a combination of one-six times used barrels.

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.

Production: 1,056 cases bottled

Add to Cart
Price $42.00 / per bottle
Qty.
  
Add to Cart
Subtotal: $0.00
Viewing products 1 - 10 of 20 Next »
Shopping Summary




There are currently
no items in your cart.





 

Buy 12 bottles and receive a 15% case discount on current releases only. All futures orders receive a 10% case discount.




Please wait while we process your order...