Come for the Geology, Stay for the Taste!

Happy Friday Oregon Pinot fans,

We tasted the new Patricia Green Cellars Volcanic Pinot noir 2016 yesterday -- it is fabulous! The winery had an exceptional 2016 vintage, which included the first ever 100-point Oregon Pinot noir(from Wine Enthusiast, Estate Bonshaw Block '16, sold out months before the review). Congratulations to the PGC team for a milestone achievement; it is a wonderful tribute to Patty.

The Volcanic 2016 is a blend of crown-jewel Dundee Hills vineyards: old vines from Durant, Weber, Balcombe, and a top-secret, famous fourth site (think of one of our names, minus the "M"). With a fresh 93 point review, a special spot in Spectator's Highly Recommended section of the buying guide, only 242 cases total made, and four thumbs up from your favorite Oregon wine experts (us!), we advise that you grab this beauty while you can.

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot noir Dundee Hills Volcanic 2016
$37.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($41.95 regular) 
93 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Precise and lively, with tension, offering layered and vibrant cherry, river stone and orange peel flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 242 cases made."
From the winery: This bottling comes equally from the high elevation, 1990 plantings of Pommard in Balcombe Vineyard, the mid-tier elevation of both the 44 year-old Pommard clone vines in Durant Vineyard's Bishop Block and the Dijon 115 in the 18 year-old Madrone Block, the 38-year old vines from Weber Vineyard and from a Worden Hill Rd. site planted in 1990 that is bottled under the name Mysterious. This mix allows us to take from the cooler, windier Breyman Orchard sites (Balcombe and Durant) as well as the cool vineyard within the warm growing area (Worden Hill Rd.) to show a complete picture of the Dundee Hills and its volcanic soil influences. 
While some element of whole cluster fermentations barrels were used, no new barrels were incorporated so as to show the clearest path from soil to wine as possible. This wine has a dynamic set of vineyards that make it up. What comes forth is pure Dundee Hills goodness. Red fruits and spices combine on an incredible textural lattice making this wine both edu-mah-cational and very difficult to not find appealing. Come for the geology, stay for the incredible taste.

We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!

Marcus and Andy