- Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 Product #30597 (In Stock)
Patty Green first created the “Reserve” Pinot Noir as an outlet for younger vines from the Estate vineyard and less fine vineyard plots elsewhere. Over the past 15 years, though, Patty and Jim have continually upgraded the quality of their vineyard sources as the vines on their own Estate site have gotten fully mature. In 2014, more than 75% of the fruit for this wine came from Patty's Estate Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, Durant Vineyard, and Weber Vineyard in the Dundee Hills - as Jim says, "By almost any definition, these vineyards do not produce entry level wines." And there's not much "entry level" about this beauty.
The 2014 fruit was so dark and powerful that Patty upped the new oak percentage here a bit to 33%, although most of the wine saw only neutral barrel. There's plenty of ripeness and richness here, with layers of sweet blackberry, cherry, and black raspberry fruit with a touch of crushed herb and a pretty note of smoky spice underneath. The wine is so smooth and silky that it's easy to miss the fine, ripe, tannin and mouthwatering acidity that keep this refreshing and promise immediate success at table and 8 or so years of development in cellar. Just outstanding value and a best buy for the vintage.