My first exposure to this producer was with their higher caliber pinots (and cabs) and so this tier is rather unimpressive, but still suitable for everyday consumption. Fragrant notes of potpourri, plums, cloves, iron/game, damp soil. I enjoyed the nose more than the palate, but I can easily see this as being a crowd-pleaser. As such, I wouldn’t mind having a few of these on hand at $28/bottle 🤷🏻♂️ — 5 days ago
Some Burgundian soul on this for sure with its low alcohol, vibrant acidity, and layer of barnyard funk atop singingly pure raspberry fruit. The earthiness fades with air (and is nearly gone by day two) leaving a well-balanced, exceedingly drinkable, and very pretty wine. — 4 days ago
It is Thursday night the eve before the start of another weekend. I have opened the 2018 Patricia Green Cellar Durant Vineyard Madrone Block Pinot Noir. This is a beautifully balanced pinot noir from the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
The nose brings out notes of cherry, raspberry, floral notes, sassafras, vanilla, cola, clove and baking spices.
Onnthe palate there is cherry, raspberry, cranberry, spice, vanilla, herbs, hibiscus and forest floor.
This wine is a beautiful expression of Pinot Noir that is beautifully well balanced and is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead into a medium to long red fruit finish. Here we are on the eve before the start of another weekend and we need to look within to see how we want to proceed in life? Do we want to try and make something out of our life and do right with our fellow man or proceed with the status quo and not make a mark on this world.i hope we all want to make a difference and try and lift one another up. Let try and support one another and see above the hate and discontent. Please be kind to one another and be healthy and safe so we can all make this a better place. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 7 days ago
Young, but very drinkable. Lavender and leather on the nose. Soft fruit—￼black raspberries—￼on the front of the tongue. Medium tannic structure￼￼. Mineral high notes on the mid palate, with a long finish—and those mineral high notes keep vibrating at the back of the mouth, while a pleasant velvety smoothness kisses the back of my throat. I like this wine! I’m not sure why people are giving it lower ratings. Poor quality control? I’ll have to buy another bottle and see.￼
Follow up note: I left this in a decanter for about an hour and a half after my initial tasting, and this wine turned flat and bitter. So I guess it’s best drunk soon after decanting. I think this might explain the low ratings that other people gave it. Well, some wines are sort of ephemeral... — 20 days ago
Pop and pour, slow ox for 1hr. This is a flat-out fantastic OR PN. On the nose: soft funk, cardamom, clove, plum, black pepper...just beginning to uncoil. On the palate: fantastic acidity, black pepper, toasted cardamom, cinnamon, clove, then loads of sweet pomegranate and soft plum. Very soft black pepper, and very juicy on the soft, finely grained tannic finish. — 5 days ago
Very strawberry. Rhubarb. Orange juice. Great tannin management. I am not such a big fan of strawberry driven pinots. It’s a good wine but I will step away from big table farm. Eric Asimov from the NYT is a fan. This seems to be their house style. A great wine for sure but for me just too much strawberry compote. Turns plummy after 1 hour open to air. — 13 days ago