Patricia Green Cellars

Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.179 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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Balcombe was always my favorite single vineyard from P.G.C. 15 vintage is showing well already. RIP Patty

Balcombe was always my favorite single vineyard from P.G.C. 15 vintage is showing well already. RIP Patty

Feb 3rd, 2018
jerod peitsmeyer

i like pinot that tastes like pinot

i like pinot that tastes like pinot

Oct 12th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Welcome to the weekend! I am starting off with the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir. The Balcombe Vineyard is located toward the top of the Dundee Hills facing south. Patricia Green Cellars believe this vineyard which is planted to the Pommard Clone is simply one of the best vineyards they work.

On the nose I am getting cranberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and forest floor.

Upon first sip the palate gives way to bright red fruit, tart cranberry, tart cherry, tart raspberry, vanilla, clove and forest soil with a minerality.

The wine is silky smooth to a medium body, medium acidity, medium to + smooth tannins that leads to a crisp long enjoyable finish. We are starting the weekend off right and can't wait to get into the meat of this weekend. Be safe, have fun and make it a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Welcome to the weekend! I am starting off with the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir. The Balcombe Vineyard is located toward the top of the Dundee Hills facing south. Patricia Green Cellars believe this vineyard which is planted to the Pommard Clone is simply one of the best vineyards they work.

On the nose I am getting cranberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and forest floor.

Upon first sip the palate gives way to bright red fruit, tart cranberry, tart cherry, tart raspberry, vanilla, clove and forest soil with a minerality.

The wine is silky smooth to a medium body, medium acidity, medium to + smooth tannins that leads to a crisp long enjoyable finish. We are starting the weekend off right and can't wait to get into the meat of this weekend. Be safe, have fun and make it a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Sep 23rd, 2017
Ed Matthews

First taste of the new 2013 vintage: smoke, sulfur, funk on top of a dark fruit nose. Soft dark fruit, plum/bacon/smoke, soft finish, very like a very good Cru Beaujolais. Interesting profile for a Pinot.

First taste of the new 2013 vintage: smoke, sulfur, funk on top of a dark fruit nose. Soft dark fruit, plum/bacon/smoke, soft finish, very like a very good Cru Beaujolais. Interesting profile for a Pinot.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
Katia Bechara

Monopole vineyard farmed since 1996 by Patricia green. Dundee hills flavor profile. Volcanic soils.

Monopole vineyard farmed since 1996 by Patricia green. Dundee hills flavor profile. Volcanic soils.

May 13th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Balcombe and Balcombe 1B are two of my faves from Patty Green. 2011 more austere than most vintages. Going to age well.

Balcombe and Balcombe 1B are two of my faves from Patty Green. 2011 more austere than most vintages. Going to age well.

Nov 4th, 2013
Warren Grossman

This select Pinot has terrific fruit, is well structured and finishes well. So fresh and Burgundian.

This select Pinot has terrific fruit, is well structured and finishes well. So fresh and Burgundian.

Apr 8th, 2018
DCH
9.3

Unmistakable Willamette terroir.

Unmistakable Willamette terroir.

Mar 30th, 2018
Diane Kessler

Close your eyes, and you are in Burgundy. With this producer, I find all the vineyards and then the blocks in the vineyards confusing, but this wine is beautiful.

Close your eyes, and you are in Burgundy. With this producer, I find all the vineyards and then the blocks in the vineyards confusing, but this wine is beautiful.

Dec 20th, 2017
Amanda Speier

One of our favorite vineyards

One of our favorite vineyards

Dec 9th, 2017