September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Patton Valley

OwnersDave Chen, Monte Pitt
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Patton Valley Vineyard The Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $38 ($32), screwcap. Winery’s flagship wine. Native yeast fermentation, small lot basket pressing. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish purple hue in the glass. This wine offers a riper fruit profile with aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and cassis. Mid weight plus in style with modest, integrated tannins, and a complimentary note of sweet oak. Well-endowed, but streamlined, with enough acidity to keep the wine vibrant, finishing with a plethora of dark fruited goodness. Score: 92. Reviewed September 3, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Patton Valley Vineyard Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.68, 2,329 cases, $38. Aged 10 months in 32% new oak. · Light reddish color in the glass. Strong aroma of oak-derived mocha java and espresso on the nose obscuring any fruit notes. Coffee-laced oak and cherry flavors with balanced tannins and a short finish. Pleasant, but too much oak singing bass in this wine. Decent. Reviewed February 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »