Panther Creek Freedom Hill Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$39.99
Item No. 102908
  • red wine
  • RP91
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP92
  • WS90
  • ST85

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard was aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak. Dark ruby-colored, the enticing bouquet exhibits spice notes, pomegranate, and assorted black fruits. On the palate, earth notes and cola make an appearance. Nicely structured with good depth, concentration, and balance, it should evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2020. "
91 Points

"Vivid red. Candied cherry and dark berries on the nose, with complicating floral and smoky mineral qualities adding complexity. Sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors are braced by tangy minerals and pick up a deeper cola note with air. Expands in the glass, gaining a spiciness that carries through the ripe, juicy finish. This would work well with Moroccan-spiced lamb or duck."
90 Points

Learn About Panther Creek

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Panther Creek Cellars has been producing signature Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wines since 1986. Founded by the acclaimed winemaker Ken Wright, Panther Creek has been recognized for its signature blends as well as single vineyard designate wines. The winery has been credited by Robert Parker, Jr., "as one of the most consistent, high quality Oregon wineries" and "producing some of Oregon’s most concentrated and age worthy wines." Panther Creek wines today are being made by the highly acclaimed Tony Rynders.

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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