Patricia Green Cellars

Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.35 ratings
9.41 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
Top Notes For
Michael Seely

This 2013 blew our collective minds! Old vines, unique terroir of the Dundee Hills AVA. Perfect balance with vibrancy; earth, fruit, and tannin come together and honor the great legacy of a master sorely missed, rest her soul, Patty Greene! Now this is tremendous example of the heights an Oregon Pinot can reach!!

This 2013 blew our collective minds! Old vines, unique terroir of the Dundee Hills AVA. Perfect balance with vibrancy; earth, fruit, and tannin come together and honor the great legacy of a master sorely missed, rest her soul, Patty Greene! Now this is tremendous example of the heights an Oregon Pinot can reach!!

Apr 9th, 2019
Stacy S

A couple of sips and I already wish I had a few more bottles stashed away.

A couple of sips and I already wish I had a few more bottles stashed away.

Aug 18th, 2018
Brian Blaney

Light, acidic

Light, acidic

Oct 8th, 2016
Keith Levenberg

Durant was one of the most impressive samples when we tasted at the winery last week and this vintage from bottle is just as impressive. Spritzy as is often the case here so needs a good vigorous shakeup before drinking. Then comes across exquisitely refined pretty much right away - no time needed to compose itself structurally or mellow out the primary fruit; in fact the material is already more vinous than fruity. It has the freshness and wild berry zing of youthful fruit but the outer layer is fully transparent, so instead of the usual sweet/glossy veneer of a young pinot this is sporting a rosy inner perfume and a crushed stoniness that would almost be Corton-like if it weren't so gentle and refined.

Durant was one of the most impressive samples when we tasted at the winery last week and this vintage from bottle is just as impressive. Spritzy as is often the case here so needs a good vigorous shakeup before drinking. Then comes across exquisitely refined pretty much right away - no time needed to compose itself structurally or mellow out the primary fruit; in fact the material is already more vinous than fruity. It has the freshness and wild berry zing of youthful fruit but the outer layer is fully transparent, so instead of the usual sweet/glossy veneer of a young pinot this is sporting a rosy inner perfume and a crushed stoniness that would almost be Corton-like if it weren't so gentle and refined.

Jul 9th, 2015
Charles Gibbs

Charles had this 4 years ago

Charles had this 4 years ago

Feb 21st, 2015