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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2009
Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 114419)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a hedonist's dream, viscous and silky smooth. Surprisingly savory aromatics of leather and black tea quickly give way to sweeter sensations of fresh baked spice cake and cola. The 2009 is a cornucopia of mixed berries with notes of sweet black cherry and cassis. Luscious fruit, broad tannins, beautifully integrated oak and sensational acidity coalesce to create this balanced and enjoyable wine. Oregon Pinot noir is rarely enjoyed so young, so take this opportunity to enjoy it now or cellar 4-7 years.
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About Patton Valley:

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.