Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Food pairing: Chicken and turkey
The Domain: Located on a 52 acre property in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, Patricia Green Cellars is a unique winery because of their fervent dedication to particular sites in the Willamette Valley, and their truly collaborative approach to all aspects of the business. Their mission is to produce uniquely special Pinot Noirs, and to continually evolve, adapt and grow as a winery, winemakers and winery owners.
Their bottling allows them to accomplish two things that are very important as a winery. The first thing is that it allows them to be incredibly detailed about the barrels they select for their vineyard designated wines, so they are true expressions of the site on a year in and year out basis. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir bottling “Reserve” is almost entirely made up of barrels that simply were not included in a more prestigious bottling, which allows them to choose from larger sections of diverse vineyards. Secondly, it allows the creation of a blended wine that has a degree of consistency to it each vintage that is of incredibly high-quality and will retail for under $30.
This winery has always been dedicated to the concept of the highest level quality without necessarily attaching a corresponding price point. At Paricia Green they have always wanted to have a winery that made wines that they liked to drink, but more importantly a winery that had wines the customer could feel good about paying for.