Patton Valley 10 Acre Pinot Noir
Patton Valley Vineyard
United States - Oregon - Willamette Valley

Planted in 1997 on our eastern slope, the 10 Acre block is the oldest section of the Estate vineyard. The block gets its full sun in the cool, mild morning hours. This wine was created to exemplify how cooler conditions impact Pinot Noir, and to honor our first plantings. The resultant wines are delicate, with finesse and fine balance. This is broadly structured, with deep, dense, black and purple fruit on the nose, with cream and raspberry notes. Lively and spritely textured with surprising breadth, the palate is consistently fruit forward and complex, with lingering dark cocoa and red fruit. Intense and inviting now, this should develop beneficially for 5-12 years.

2014 vintage:
2014 started slow, but a warm, dry summer broke through and provided steady sun for a long, even season of ripening. At the time, everyone called it "perfect", and it has thus far remained exceptional. Harvest was easy and rain-free, allowing us to pick through a longer window, and process more deliberately and with less panic, our usual state. The wines from this vintage are structured, balanced, and impressive.

Willamette Valley
Wine Type
100% Pinot Noir
Aged 12 months in 40% new French oak barrels

Reviews and News

2014 Patton Valley 10 Acre Pinot Noir - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Patton Valley 10 Acre Pinot Noir - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Brilliant red. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying intense red fruit, floral and Asian spice scents and a smoky mineral overtone. Fleshy and seamless in texture, offering a suave blend of power and finesse to the sweet raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors. The mineral and spice notes drive an impressively long, gently tannic finish that features a subtle touch of cola. - Josh Raynolds"

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