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Patton Valley Lorna Marie Pinot Noir
Patton Valley Vineyard
United States - Oregon - Willamette Valley

The 2012 Lorna-Marie Pinot Noir is - in a word - robust. This wine is always the pinnacle in the Patton Valley portfolio of complexity, structure and ageability. In this particular bottling, these characteristics are bolstered by a small percentage of whole-cluster fermentation. Up front, the wine is brimming with savory aromas of rye, caraway and candied yams. These aromas are softened by sweeter notes of almond, orange rind, licorice and sassafras, providing wonderful balance and range to the nose. Moving to the palate, this wine evokes flavors of black cherry, dried flowers, pluots (hybrid of a plum and an apricot), boysenberry and cinnamon. The finish is racy and commands attention with hints of smoked paprika, menthol and sweet cigar box. Drink now or cellar 7 - 10 years.

Specifications
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Vinification
Aged for 11 months in 55% new French oak barrels

Reviews and News

2013 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 93 PTS -WS Insider

2013 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 93 PTS -WS Insider

wine spectator 93 pts"Red Polished, showing a velvety texture to the deftly restrained black currant, plum, smoke and spice flavors, coming together harmoniously. Drink now through 2023.—H.S."
Wine Spectator's Insider (November 11th 2015), 93 pts

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2010 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 93 PTS - IWC

2010 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 93 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 93 Pts"Bright red. Bright red berry and potpourri aromas show impressive clarity and intensity, picking up subtle notes of cola and Asian spices with air. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering incisive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and showing a seamless texture. Finishes with excellent focus and length, leaving spicy berry notes behind."

Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (August 2012), 93 pts

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2010 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 92 PTS -WS Insider

2010 Patton Valley Pinot Noir Lorna Marie Cuvee - 92 PTS -WS Insider

Wine Spectator 92 Pts"Velvety, with a light burr of tannins around the blueberry and tobacco flavors, lingering gently and persistently on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2018.-H.S."

Wine Spectator's Insider (October 24th 2012), 92 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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