Patricia Green Cellars
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Bishop Block 2018 -- Vinous 94 Points
Regular price $52.00
2018 Patricia Green Cellars
Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard
$52 / bottle
Vinous 94 Points
From the winemaker: "Durant Vineyard is, by any measure, one of the pioneer vineyards in Oregon. The site was established and first planted in 1973. Set on Breyman Orchard Rd. at the southern end of the Dundee Hills, the vineyard covers about 60 acres in size with a wide range of elevation topping out at about 600’. We get two sections of the vineyard. The Bishop Block which was planted to Pommard in1973 and the Madrone Block which is a 2000 planting of Dijon 115 clone. This is an insanely rare example due to the vine age that helps define this wine’s boundaries. 46-year-old vines in Oregon are exceptionally rare both because there was so little planted acreage back then. The fact that this site and wine exist at all is somewhat of a minor miracle.
"In part due to this, this wine knows exactly what it wants to be. It shows finesse, subtleness, elegance and discreet balance all backed up by a sneaky and looming firmness. Only older vines make wines like this. This combination allows for the forward, supple nature of Dundee Hills fruit to be showcased while held in check by the old vine, mineral-driven elements of the 100% whole cluster barrels. There is sweet red fruit that is laced with a distinctly savory aspect creating a dichotomy upon which complexity is built and easily exists. This is a wine that has old bones and sensibilities to it while still having the stuffing that Dundee Hill wines are known for."
From Vinous: "Deep, shimmering garnet. Expressive aromas of fresh red berries, cherry, blood orange and exotic spices, energized by a touch of minerality. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight and turn sweeter with air. Displays very good breadth and seamless texture, and finishes with impressive clarity, harmonious tannins and a resonating red fruit preserve quality. Roughly 80% whole clusters and 25% new oak."