Those who know me well will tell you that I don’t like Oregon Pinot Noir. And, I will admit that I don’t care for most. I usually turn my nose up and consider them overrated and underwhelming.
But the wines of Patricia Green....I adore! I remember my first taste. And I continue to be impressed by everything produced by this little winery in the Ribbon Ridge area of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
I have the last few bottles of my very favorite:
Patricia Green Cellars “Weber” 2013, Dundee Hills, Oregon $40
Ultra silky...with delicate orange peel, soft potpourri and red cherry notes and a subtle Burgundy-like minerality. Gorgeous!
Gnarly old vines in the volcanic Jory soils of this vineyard bear fruit that leads to wines of incredible aromatics that are pure interweaving of fruit and soil. This is a special place in Oregon and the Dundee Hills AVA. The wines are incredibly unique. This is a special vineyard that has routinely produced one of their best wines each vintage.
Patricia recently passed away far too prematurely in an unexpected accident in early November....we will miss her talent and laud her influence.