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Patton Valley Estate Pinot noir 2013

Patton Valley

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Aromas include earth, tobacco, and spice mixed with red fruit. Flavors of dark plum and black pepper with sweet fruit and soft tannins are followed by a silky finish. This wine is good now but will continue to evolve for another 4-6 years.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

The 2009 Patton Valley is full bodied and ready to drink. Scents are of red cherry and raspberry fruit with soft pie spice notes. Flavors of sweet blackberry and raspberry, big sweet pie spices include cinnamon, cardamon, clove, and allspice. The finish adds hints of green and white peppercorns along with big red fruit, lots of barrel spice, and vanilla.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Light and succulent, packaging its seductive red cherry, pomegranate, caramel and mineral flavors in a wispy blanket of fine tannins, deftly balanced to let it all sing harmoniously as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2018. - H.S.

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

Inviting, toasty aromas of tart cherries, crushed raspberries and baking spices. Patton Valley Pinots are gutsy; the 2007 is a brighter example of what the vineyard produces. Rich layers of mixed cherries and berries are woven together by threads of mouthwatering acidity. Vanilla-laced, creamy earth tones usher the fruit through the finish. Expect the 07 Patton Valley to age for more than a decade, if you can keep your hands off it in the next couple!

The 2007 Patton Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir exhibits a nose of smoke, bing cherry pie, damp forest floor, clove and allspice. The wine enters the mouth gently, round and smooth with bright red fruits. On the mid-palate it expands with red and black cherries, mysterious and complex balsamic notes, sweet vanilla and spices. The heart of the wine is a racy acidic core, wrapped with rich cream, that accelerates across the palate. The wine finishes with lingering firm, yet polished tannins, and flavors reminiscent of baking chocolate and bramble. The wine's elegance, layered complexity, and movement on the palate are indicative of the cool vintage and are hallmarks of classic Oregon Pinot Noir. Approachable now, the aromatics and layers of flavors should become more complex with cellaring for 7 years or more. - the winery

"A gorgeous light garnet in color, this wine has a nose of wet green wood, forest floor, and plummy fruit aromas. In the mouth it is lean and bright and stony in flavor, with plum and dark cranberry fruit that have a cool crystalline quality to them. Perfectly balanced with great acidity, these flavors linger in a very nice finish." - Vinography's Alder Yarrow, 8-09

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Patton Valley's 2006 Pinot noir received 92 points from Wine Spectator:

"Supple, seductive and generous with its red plum, red cherry and rhubarb pie flavors, shaded with subtle hints of white pepper, white rose and coriander seed as the finish rolls on unabated. This is delicious, and should improve in the cellar as the tannins subside more. Drink now through 2016."H.S.

Patton Valley's 2006 Pinot noir is a fleshy, structured 2006 Pinot loaded with black berry and dark currant fruit, accented with heady aromas of cherry cream. Plums build as the finish powers on, picking up sandalwood, barrel spice, thyme and vanilla bean. This should integrate nicely over the next several months and will please fans of muscular Pinot noir.

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine Spectator 91 points: Firm and focused. Not a big wine, but lean and flavorful with blackberry, dark plum and black pepper notes, lingering on the mildly chewy finish. Everything lingers enticingly. Best from 2009 through 2015. 1,400 cases made. -H.S.

This Pinot just keeps getting better! Scents of raspberry and blueberry are complemented by earth, cream, and smoke elements. Then, a big burst of full, juicy boysenberry and blueberry develops into a hefty base note that pulls you through to the long finish reiterating fruit and earth, adding spice and showing the structure that will allow for 4--6 years of development in the cellar. Best now with food, like pan-fried pork cutlets and wild mushrooms.-Marcus

Full of juicy sweet cherry and berry fruit, the 2005 Patton Valley meets and exceeds the lovely flavors of the excellent 2004 vintage. This wine has that little something that raises it above the crowd...that ephemeral ingredient the best winemakers find and cultivate as their individual expression of the grape. Monte does it again. -Jean

2004 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine blog Vinography says: "Light garnet in the glass, this wine has an ethereal nose of pomegranate and mixed herbs. In the mouth it has lovely balance with great acidity that lifts flavors of cranberry, spices, and mixed herbs up over the palate to go singing down the back of the throat in silky slithers. The wine possesses lovely texture and weight in the mouth and hangs on for a nice finish. Score: 9/9.5."

2003 Vintage Tasting Notes Wine Spectator rating 91 points for 2003 vintage! WS says: "Ripe, open-textured and distinctive for its complex bkack cherry, sassafras, sweet oak and dusky spice aromas and flavors, lingering impressively against superfine tannins. Drink now through 2013. 1270 cases made." H.S.

Monte worked at Beaux Freres and there are definite hints of Beaux Freres' style here.

2003 Vintage Tasting Notes

From the winery: "Another Silky Treasure Patton Valley Pinot's are made to show the supple character and silky texture of the variety. The challenge in 2003 was to avoid the over extraction and tannin imbalances seen in some Oregon wines from this very hot and dry growing season. Thankfully, our Laurelwood soils helped us beat the heat and allowed us to make an elegant and luscious wine, our most complex Patton Valley to date.On the nose, black cherries, raspberries, and dark chocolate. In the mouth, the soft feel of rose petals, dark fruits and truffles. There is a persistent and well framed texture of ripe fruit and restrained oak. More forward fruitiness than the 2001 with more structure than the very opulent 2002. The finish echoes the lush, red fruits with impressive length and a soft reminder of its sense of place. Drinking surprising well now, this wine has the guts to develop into 2010 and beyond."

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