Patton Valley Vineyard, Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Noir Estate 2013

($34): At a trade tasting, I was impressed by the dramatic differences in Patton Valley Vineyard’s Pinot Noirs expressed depending on the location of the vineyard.  Equally impressive is this one, blended from a variety of vineyard sites.  Restrained, with more of a fruit than herbal focus, it is nicely balanced.  It’s a graceful Pinot Noir.
91 Michael Apstein Jan 3, 2017