Patton Valley Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$35.00 $18.49
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Item No. 106159
  • red wine
  • W&S94
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Patton Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir exhibits a nose of smoke, bing cherry pie, damp forest floor, clove and allspice. The wine enters the mouth gently, round and smooth with bright red fruits. On the mid-palate it expands with red and black cherries, mysterious and complex balsamic notes, sweet vanilla and spices. The heart of the wine is a racy acidic core, wrapped with rich cream, that accelerates across the palate. The wine finishes with lingering firm, yet polished tannins, and flavors reminiscent of baking chocolate and bramble. The wine's elegance, layered complexity, and movement on the palate are indicative of the cool vintage and are hallmarks of classic Oregon Pinot Noir. Approachable now, the aromatics and layers of flavors should become more complex with cellaring for 7 years or more.

Critical Acclaim

"Patton Valley lies outside all of the Willamette Valley's six new sub-AVAs, not far from Yamhill-Carlton. This estate wine has an ethereal scent of fresh raspberries, grounded with a whiff of tree bark and earth. The flavors remain fresh and exuberant — as if red cherries would burst from the glass were it not for the earthy savory checking the fruit. It has the structured, savory presence for veal with truffles. "
94 Points

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Learn About Patton Valley Vineyard

Patton Valley was founded by Monte Pitt and Dave Chen in 1995. We met in the mid-1980s while attending business school in Chicago. In between classes, we found ourselves exploring Chicago's legendary wine shops and developing a passion for what we consider the world's finest wine: Pinot Noir. Having caught Pinot fever, we pursued our dream of owning a vineyard and making wine....

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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