2009 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Olenik Vineyard

Year: 2009
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
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"The 2009 Pinot Noir Olenik is the winery’s first rendition of this wine that was fermented with 33% whole clusters. A hint of minerals, dried herbs, and spicy red and black fruits inform the nose of an elegant, smooth-textured Pinot with a bit of underlying structure. It will drink nicely for another 6-7 years.

Veteran vigneron Patricia (Patty) Green was the original winemaker at Torii Mor before purchasing the old Autumn Wind Winery in 2000 along with partner Jim Anderson and renaming it Patricia Green Cellars. Current production stands at 10,000 cases with distribution in 20 states. All of the Patricia Green wines are fermented naturally, see about one-third new oak, and only Cadus barrels are used in the cellar. In 2009 Green and Anderson’s lengthy experience paid off as they were able to get the maximum out of what the vintage offered." (WA)

"Deep red. Intense blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of anise, sassafras and smoky minerals. Plush, expansive dark berry flavors show an attractive pliancy and pick up a touch of bitter cherry with air. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to a long, mineral-accented finish. This drinks very well now but has the depth to suggest patience will be repaid." (IWC)