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Patricia Green Cellars, 'Freedom Hill Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017
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Patricia Green Cellars, 'Freedom Hill Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017

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Notes from Patricia Green Cellars:

"At a time when the Dundee Hills was almost exclusively the home to the burgeoning Oregon wine industries’ initial founders, Hal Medici planted his first vines in 1976 on Bell Rd. It is located due north of downtown Newberg in an area that is now part of the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Over the course of the next 25 years, the vineyard was expanded to its current size. Although the vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, Patricia Green Cellars sources only Pinot Noir from four distinct sections.

This bottling is comprised of 80% Dijon 115 across all three blocks with all wines containing 40-50% whole clusters in the fermentation. About 15% comes from the older vine Wadensvil which was fermented with about 60% whole clusters. The Coury and Pommard round out the blend. This wine was in barrel for a little less than a year in around 20% new oak and a combination of once-five times used barrels. It has the deep pigmentation, floral aromatics, intense mid-palate sweetness with structured finishing tannins. It is funny to us that this is our “regular” bottling of Freedom Hill simply due to the existence of our small clonal bottlings. By any measure this is a terrific, site-specific Pinot Noir from one of Oregon’s classic and historical vineyards. This has incredibly well-farmed material that provides the wine with great intensity and balance. This is far from “regular” but nonetheless here at PGC that is what it is although we have taken to calling it “Freedom Hill Classic!”. Bang for the buck/Quality-to-price ratio/however you want to term it, this wine is off the charts. This has so much to it that it will drink well almost immediately, but the upside is that it will drink beautifully a decade from now."

United States
Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir
Aged in neutral vessels.