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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Patton Valley Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2008
Patton Valley Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 106429)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Patton Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir is all about intensity, concentration and structure. Its nose is a pantry of dark, exotic spices, black cherries, loamy earth and spring flowers. The wine quietly announces its entry with a sleek and highly refined texture that fails to hint at the bold concentration that follows. The mid-palate is a dense and complex array of dark cherry, plum, clove, anise and molasses. With near perfect balance of fruit, acid and tannin, the vintage will likely be regarded for its longevity; the result of the vintages slow ripening. Cellar with confidence for a decade or more.
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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. Our search led us to Oregon's Willamette Valley, where we purchased a 72-acre parcel with the ideal combination of soil, exposure and elevation. With the site for the vineyard in hand, we formed Cherry Hill, LLC, the parent company of Patton Valley Vineyard.