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Two Messengers Pinot noir 2011


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Horsetail


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Evening Land founder Mark Tarlov plus young star winemaker Mikey Etzel plus consultant Louis-Michel Liger-Belair plus access to every barrel of Patricia Green Cellars equals a unique Pinot noir with elements of Ribbon Ridge, the Dundee Hills, Beaux Freres, and Burgundy. Fascinating.

Understated elegance, a beguiling, elusive wine with haunting aromas of tobacco, forest floor and fresh turned earth. Young and somewhat closed, with decanting for a day the wine expands to show tart red currant and raspberry, cranberry, lamb demi-glace, and umami. Fine-grained tannins and a bare tinge of oak finish the palate. A polished, seamless character hints at extraordinary things. A wine worth waiting for.

Mike Etzel worked with consulting winemaker Louis-Michel Liger-Belair to make this wine. Liger-Belair makes effortless, understated, intriguing Pinot noirs. He is all about sophistication, subtlety, and evolution. This is a wine for the patience collector who knows what a Domaine Du Vicomte Liger-Belair can be. Very different from most Oregon Pinots, a classic French style new to Oregon. This is going in my cellar. - Jean

The 2011 Two Messengers was made by blending wines from a selection of all of the barrels at Patricia Green Cellars. Most of the blend comes from the Patricia Green Cellars Estate and Ana Vineyards, with additional grapes from Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Chehalem Mountain AVAs. The 2011 vintage is expressed in the bright red tones from our volcanic, high elevation soils in the Dundee Hills and the earth-driven, spicy nuances from our sedimentary soils of the Ribbon Ridge.- the winery

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