Patton Valley Vineyard

The Estate Grown Pinot Noir

8.936 ratings
8.98 pro ratings
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
Ed Matthews

Clear ruby with more extraction than typical for 2011. Nose of black raspberries, plums, and some wet stone minerality. Very pretty black raspberry fruit with black pepper highlights framed by zippy acid. Reminds me of why 2011 was a spectacular vintage in the right hands. And these are the right hands.

Clear ruby with more extraction than typical for 2011. Nose of black raspberries, plums, and some wet stone minerality. Very pretty black raspberry fruit with black pepper highlights framed by zippy acid. Reminds me of why 2011 was a spectacular vintage in the right hands. And these are the right hands.

Feb 8th, 2015
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

8.9

Reasonable value from OR

Reasonable value from OR

Jan 19th, 2015
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.5

Really pretty!

Really pretty!

Dec 25th, 2013
Nigel Stuke

Lots of smokey char bacon flavor up front, I presume from the barrel. Smells a little of black licorice and dried black cherry, the black cherry flavor comes through when tasting. Maybe a little white pepper in the nose too and a little pepper in the finish. I'd happily put this in my belly.

Lots of smokey char bacon flavor up front, I presume from the barrel. Smells a little of black licorice and dried black cherry, the black cherry flavor comes through when tasting. Maybe a little white pepper in the nose too and a little pepper in the finish. I'd happily put this in my belly.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Brandon Boesch

This is beautiful Oregon Pinot. Great berries and some light spice. Also a kind of floral/grass component. Very fresh despite being 6 years old.

This is beautiful Oregon Pinot. Great berries and some light spice. Also a kind of floral/grass component. Very fresh despite being 6 years old.

Aug 11th, 2017
Kimberly Faith Waid

Exquisite Pinot Noir from Oregon. The winemaker called it broad-shouldered which is perfect. It's layered and elegant. Graphite pencil aromatics. On the palate, you have cheery, fig, cigar box, and a malty tea.

Exquisite Pinot Noir from Oregon. The winemaker called it broad-shouldered which is perfect. It's layered and elegant. Graphite pencil aromatics. On the palate, you have cheery, fig, cigar box, and a malty tea.

May 19th, 2017
Doctor No

If a little dull on opening, it came around nicely into a lean but elegant, red-fruited wine. Day 3: this really matured into place with interesting earthy and plummy aromatics. Maybe hold this one a few years...

If a little dull on opening, it came around nicely into a lean but elegant, red-fruited wine. Day 3: this really matured into place with interesting earthy and plummy aromatics. Maybe hold this one a few years...

Apr 6th, 2016
Neil Cornish

Bright red fruit. Too sweet and oakey for my tastes.

Bright red fruit. Too sweet and oakey for my tastes.

May 7th, 2015
Steve Haro

Lots of earth and mineral. Rhubarb and kale and dark cherry. Supple tannins. Cocoa finish. Fantastic.

Lots of earth and mineral. Rhubarb and kale and dark cherry. Supple tannins. Cocoa finish. Fantastic.

Apr 25th, 2015
JJ Lumia

A mouthful of earth coupled with raspberry tart. Light but makes a powerful statement. Classic Burgundian style in Oregonian fashion.

A mouthful of earth coupled with raspberry tart. Light but makes a powerful statement. Classic Burgundian style in Oregonian fashion.

Apr 25th, 2015