PATTON VALLEY 2011 ESTATE PINOT NOIR “TEN ACRE”
200 cases produced
“The contrast between our 10-Acre and West Block Pinot noirs exemplifies how slight geographical differences can have significant influence on the flavor profiles of a wine. Planted in 1997, the 10-Acre block of Pinot noir is the oldest planting on our estate vineyard. Located on the east-facing slope, this area gets full sun in the cool morning hours, leading to a slower, more gradual ripening process and a wine that is typically elegant and lighter in body, with prevailing red fruit characteristics.”
Wild cherry, graphite pencil, English tea, fresh fig, cigar box, sarsaparilla. Broad-shouldered, and elegant, this is both powerful and beautiful.
“Light, bright red. Zesty red berry and floral aromas are complicated by cinnamon and woodsmoke. Lithe and precise, with a tangy edge to its redcurrant and strawberry flavors. Finishes firm, spicy and long, with silky tannins contributing shape.” Josh Raynolds 90 Points