Patton Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
This pinot noir is seductively perfumed with aromas of boysenberry, violets, almond, lavender, and vanilla pipe tobacco. The opulent nose transitions into a radiant palate of red fruit, with profound notes of raspberry, bing cherry, pomegranate, and cassis. Velvety tannins spread across the palate balanced by pleasing acidity with nutmeg, caraway, and Chinese five-spice lingering through the enduring finish.
At Patton Valley, they strive to produce wines that speak to how they were made and where they were grown. This Willamette Valley blend was crafted from handpicked pinot noir grown as far south as Mt. Angel to as far north as their estate vineyard and produced utilizing traditional methods that preserve the inherent qualities of the fruit. Fermented with wild yeast, handled gently, and basket pressed, this wine embodies balance and distinction with a broad sense of place. Unfined and unfiltered.