2009 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Bishop Creek Yamhill-Carlton District
Producer: Patricia Green Cellars Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin:Oregon Region: Willamette Valley Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton District
90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Bright red. Black raspberry, cherry and spicecake on the fragrant nose. Deep dark berry and cherry-cola flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and pick up smoke and violet nuances with aeration. Chewy, concentrated and powerful on the finish, leaving dark berries and flowers behind. This benefits a lot from aeration.
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and... Read More »
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