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Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir
Patton Valley Vineyard
United States - Oregon - Willamette Valley

Patton Valley's flagship wine, The Estate is the most comprehensive expression of their vineyard site, and the wine that truly defines their place in a given vintage.
The nose here is brilliantly red fruited, with layer upon layer of subtle spice, bright floral notes, herbs, and stone. Its not all poetry and pageantry, though, and the first impression of the wine was simply, “oh that’s goooood.” A fair assessment, and sometimes that it all one requires. Further tastes show fine tannin throughout, a juicy, vibrant mouthfeel that is very likeable, and deft, long-developing layers of fruit that reveal themselves severally.

Specifications
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Vinification
Hand-picked, destemmed, native yeast fermented, unfined, unfiltered.
Aged 14 months in 24% new French oak barrels
Production
792 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2017 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Glistening red. Vibrant red fruit, floral and spice scents show very good clarity that picks up subtle hints of succulent herbs and smoky minerals with air. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, the 2017 offers gently sweet cherry raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a touch of spicecake. Smooth, well-integrated tannins make a late appearance on a long, floral-tinged finish that shows no rough edges. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (August 2020), 92 pts

 

2016 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - WS

2016 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Juicy and approachable, with expressive raspberry and black tea flavors that build toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025. 850 cases made. - T.F."

- Wine Spectator (March 2020), 90 pts

 

2015 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Vivid red. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of ripe boysenberry and raspberry pick up sexy floral, vanilla and incense notes with aeration. Palate-staining red and blue fruit, allspice, mocha and rose pastille flavors show excellent clarity and minerally cut on the back half. In an elegant style, with a very long, finely etched and floral-tinged finish that's given shape by silky, even tannins. (aged for 11 months in 36% new French oak barrels). - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2019), 92 pts

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2014 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WE

2014 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Ripe strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and red plum flavors, all bright and balanced, impress in this snappy, vibrant wine. The impact of minerally acids outweighs the 25% new oak, at least for now."

- Wine Enthusiast (February 2018), 92 pts

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2014 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Lurid red. Spicy black raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by suggestions of cola, musky herbs and allspice. Gently sweet and expansive on the palate, offering fresh red and dark berry flavors and hints of woodsmoke, white pepper and anise on the back half. Silky, accessible and seamless in texture, delivering strong finishing punch, even tannins and very good, spice-tinged persistence. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2016), 90 pts

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2013 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Brilliant red. Vibrant red berry, rose and white pepper aromas are complicated by a hint of smoky minerals. Tangy and precise, offering juicy redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a suggestion of orange pith. Closes taut and long, with building spiciness and fine-grained tannins."

- Vinous (October 2015), 89 pts

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2012 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WS

2012 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"Polished and refined in structure and vivid in flavor, bursting with blackberry, cherry, licorice and floral character that wells up and doesn't quit as the finish lingers, showing harmony and velvety tannins. Drink now through 2022. 850 cases made.-HS"

- Wine Spectator (February 2015), 92 pts

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2010 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - WE

2010 Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 91 Pts"This producer gains polish and precision with each new vintage. The entry-level estate bottling is a pretty, elegant wine. It offers sweet berry and cocoa flavors; it's clean, pure, crisply-defined and long-lasting."

Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts

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Producer Information: Patton Valley Vineyard

In 1995, Monte Pitt and David Chen founded Patton Valley Vineyard after years of shared interest in wine, namely Oregon grown world-class Pinot Noir. Monte and David searched two years ...
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