Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA on a 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery is noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs from several vineyards representing some of the better sites in the Willamette Valley.
The entire winery is dedicated fully and solely to displaying the nature of Pinot Noir that is derived from where it is grown. In each vineyard a unique combination of geology, topography, elevation, aspect to the sun, degree of slope, type of water, age of vine, clonal material, flora and fauna that come together to make up the concept that is referred to as “terroir.” All the vineyards are either organically or sustainably farmed to produce textures, aromatics and flavors that are specific to the site from which they are born.
The “Notorious” bottling is a unique offering. It is a multi-vineyard blend from a selection of the best sites they work with. These selections are then treated to extended barrel aging in 100% brand-new French Oak. Somehow, the wine still comes out balanced – but with a tremendous power and structure.
From the winery:
This is what we consider on a year-in, year-out basis our most unique and exotic wine. This is, as always, our only wine that is made in 100% new Cadus barrels. This wine is a textural experience beyond any of our other wines. The capacity of this wine to absorb and integrate the new barrels into the fruit flavor and structure of the wine is one of the aspects of this wine that makes it stand out in a certain way beyond our other wines. Wines need depth of flavor and structure to take the 100% new barrel regimen even when the barrels are of the nature that we use which, in general, are a lighter touch than many other cooperages. Still, the spice and structural component in the barrel will be found in the wine, especially at a younger age. In 2016 the wines are nervy and intense with savory fruits, terrific acid levels and tremendous structural components. In short, perfect wines to find Notorious level stuff for.
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