Patricia Green Cellars - Oregon Pinot noir
What you want to know:
-Will I like the wines? Yes, if you like full-bodied, dark and intense Pinot noirs. Patty is known for her earthy, hearty reds - with big cherry and blackberry flavors.
-What she makes - Around 25 different wines each year, along with an additional 20-50 custom bottlings for some of the best restaurants in the country.
-Best known for - Patty's generous and bubbly personality, her down to earth warehouse/winery and her famous wines.
-Best Wines - While all of her wines have loyal followers (most of her wine is sold the year before it is bottled) her Pinot noirs are best known. Estate, Estate Reserve, Balcombe, and Notorious Pinot noirs are the most popular each year, and her one white wine, a hard to get Sauvignon Blanc, sells out the weekend it is released. There's a lot to go through, so call or email us if we can help you choose.
More About Patricia Green Cellars
Patricia Green Cellars is located along Ribbon Ridge Road, in the heart of a long, narrow ridge famous as the home of some of the best wineries in Oregon. Her neighbors include Shea Vineyard, Brick House, Penner Ash, Bergstrom, Adelsheim, and Beaux Freres. Patty's winery is next to Beaux Freres and her estate vineyard is contiguous with theirs.
Among her neighbors, Patty's style is unique. She's a bit hippie, a bit hip, with a dash of down-to-earth, and a smidge of world wise. She and business partner Jim Anderson have grown a poorly managed winery and vineyard purchased in 1999 into an institution among Oregon wine collectors.
Patty's wines have a definite style, and some people don't like it. Her wines tend to be rich, dark in color (several of the most well known Oregon winemakers have asked her advice on getting color in their Pinots) with a broad palate of fruit, berry, spice, earthy, and even barnyard flavors, all of which are considered de rigueur in France, but are perhaps a bit more authentic than some American wine buyers like. If you like only the smoothest, most fruity Pinots (like many from California) her wines might be a bit more than you want. But if you like a range of flavors from licorice to loganberry to Chinese Five Spice, to black cherry and the scent of fresh turned earth, you'll find her wines a most rewarding experience.
Patricia Green Cellars makes small amounts of wine, much of which is sold as futures.
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