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#1 Post by Mark Y » April 19th, 2018, 10:28 am

Not that folks here are pt chasers, but great work none the less.. Congrats Jim/PGC crew..

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Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” This is, of course, quite true. Many wineries around the world seem to chase the illusion of perfection that exists within our business. The 100 point score. Fortunes have been spent on this endeavor, and generally when this (still relatively rare) score is bestowed, the wine comes at a price that is dear. Wineries around the world that have received this score are a veritable who’s-who in the wine world.

Well, now there is a Willamette Valley winery to add to the list and…it is us. That’s right. On April 16, 2018 one of the few national publications of note in the wine world, The Wine Enthusiast, dropped a 100 point score on one of our wines.

Wine Enthusiast: 100Pts: Patricia Green Cellars 2016 Estate Vineyard, Bonshaw Block Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge). "This 100% Pommard clone wine from a 1990 planting is immensely deep, dark and textural, with complex aromas that instantly draw one in. Its compact berry, plum jam and baking spice scents come with underlying mineral and earth notes. It hits the palate with a powerfully woven matrix of lush flavors: blueberry, plum, cherry, chocolate, butterscotch and toasted coconut. It’s thick, supple and lingering—an ethereal and extraordinary wine.” Editors' Choice Paul Gregutt

"It’s an honor. It is very nice. Truly. A 100 point Oregon Pinot Noir was likely inevitable but it is nice that it is somehow our wine, from our Estate Vineyard, from the one block we initially bottled separate from the other Estate wines. This wine is absolutely a product of a team effort over many years. From all the people who have worked in the vineyard turning this site into a great vineyard, to the people who worked harvest in 2016 sorting the fruit, pigeaging the fermenter and pressing the wine. Over the years, hundreds of decisions and actions were brought to bear on this piece of our vineyard and to this specific fruit by literally scores if not hundreds of individuals. All of them played a role in this wine being seen this way." - Jim Anderson
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#2 Post by Todd F r e n c h » April 19th, 2018, 10:29 am

Wow, amazing!

The Patricia Green Berserkers' Cuvee was given 102 points!
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#3 Post by R M Kriete » April 19th, 2018, 10:49 am

First? I've been giving 100 point scores to PGC wines for years [wink.gif]

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#4 Post by Anton D » April 19th, 2018, 10:55 am

Not bad, for an anthropologist! champagne.gif
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#5 Post by ericleehall » April 19th, 2018, 10:57 am

The downside is that this wine, by definition, cannot get any better!

So drink it now!
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#6 Post by Jim Hartten » April 19th, 2018, 11:02 am

I must say the 2013 Bonshaw is also very tasty!! [welldone.gif]

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#7 Post by Jim Anderson » April 19th, 2018, 11:03 am

Anton D wrote:Not bad, for an anthropologist! champagne.gif
Too few people are going to get why that is truly funny.
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#8 Post by Mark Y » April 19th, 2018, 11:03 am

ericleehall wrote:The downside is that this wine, by definition, cannot get any cheaper!
FIFY! ;)
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#9 Post by Anton D » April 19th, 2018, 11:16 am

Jim Anderson wrote:
Anton D wrote:Not bad, for an anthropologist! champagne.gif
Too few people are going to get why that is truly funny.
It's just you and me, amigo!

A hearty congratulations, as well!

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#10 Post by A.Altman » April 19th, 2018, 11:31 am

So badass! Big time congratulations to Jim and crew!

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#11 Post by Siun o'Connell » April 19th, 2018, 11:39 am

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

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#12 Post by Sean_S » April 19th, 2018, 11:42 am

Congrats to Jim and the team at PGC. Great to see the recognition.
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#13 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 19th, 2018, 11:48 am

I’m not a Pinot guy, but this sounds pretty interventionist to me:

“It hits the palate with a powerfully woven matrix of lush flavors: blueberry, plum, cherry, chocolate, butterscotch and toasted coconut. It’s thick, supple and lingering”.

What’s the oak regime?

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#14 Post by dcornutt » April 19th, 2018, 11:48 am

Congratulation Jim and to all the folks at Patty Green.
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#15 Post by Jim Anderson » April 19th, 2018, 11:53 am

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:I’m not a Pinot guy, but this sounds pretty interventionist to me:

“It hits the palate with a powerfully woven matrix of lush flavors: blueberry, plum, cherry, chocolate, butterscotch and toasted coconut. It’s thick, supple and lingering”.

What’s the oak regime?
Ha! That wine had basically nothing done to it other than a relatively small tartaric addition in fermenter. Shit, it was up 4 high in the barrel stacks. I probably did not taste it until the summer of last year. That's just the block doing its thing. 1 new barrel, 1 one year barrel, 1 two year barrel.
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#16 Post by Scott Tallman » April 19th, 2018, 12:19 pm

Anton D wrote:
Jim Anderson wrote:
Anton D wrote:Not bad, for an anthropologist! champagne.gif
Too few people are going to get why that is truly funny.
It's just you and me, amigo!

A hearty congratulations, as well!

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I got it. Well played.

A certain patriot will also get it, and assuming he reads the thread will surely (finally) buy some of Jim’s wines. [dash1.gif]
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#17 Post by Marc Hauser » April 19th, 2018, 12:24 pm

Mazel Tov, but you couldn't get 101 points?
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#18 Post by Kelly Flynn » April 19th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Hey Jim, congrats! Many years ago I met you at PGC with Bob Wolfe and a small group, and then we had a nice dinner in Portland. Not long ago I drank your 2008 "Estate", which was delicious with grilled salmon.

Apparently I am one of the philistines who doesn't get the joke. Care to fill us in?

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#19 Post by Jim Anderson » April 19th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Kelly Flynn wrote:Hey Jim, congrats! Many years ago I met you at PGC with Bob Wolfe and a small group, and then we had a nice dinner in Portland. Not long ago I drank your 2008 "Estate", which was delicious with grilled salmon.

Apparently I am one of the philistines who doesn't get the joke. Care to fill us in?
Thanks. Glad you visited.

Oh, in the Politics forum in a thread about employment another board member said my college degree was useless because anthropology is a worthless (non-revenue generating) major. It went on and on from there. Anton was one of the people that had a counter point of view (to say the least) to this other person.
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#20 Post by Kelly Flynn » April 19th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Speaking of philistines, how a propos!

This history major wonders, however, how a comment like that even deserves the dignity of a response. If that is the mindset, I suspect persuasion would be a thankless task.

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#21 Post by AndrewH » April 19th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Wow, amazing!

The Patricia Green Berserkers' Cuvee was given 102 points!
And, like this one, sold out!
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#22 Post by mike pobega » April 19th, 2018, 2:08 pm

Congrats to you and your team, Jim. I am happy for you.

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#23 Post by Kirk.Grant » April 19th, 2018, 2:45 pm

This is just plain awesome! I’ve always found this vineyard to really have a clear fruit-forward profile. You deserve everything that’s coming your way. Congrats!
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#24 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » April 19th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Mazel Tov on the hundo!
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#25 Post by TKMcWilliamsII » April 19th, 2018, 6:07 pm

Well done PGC team! Jim, any thoughts on the 2017 bottling? Will be sure to pick a few of those up along with my next club shipment.
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#26 Post by Jim Anderson » April 20th, 2018, 10:16 am

TKMcWilliamsII wrote:Well done PGC team! Jim, any thoughts on the 2017 bottling? Will be sure to pick a few of those up along with my next club shipment.
Thanks for the kind words (everyone that is).

The 2017 Estate Bonshaw, along with pretty much all the 2017s versus their 2016 counterpart, is seriously red-fruited and freshly fruited/flowery aromatics compared to the the darker fruit, stiffer structure and denser nature of the 2016. It's a lovely wine that just finished secondary fermentation and still has another 5 months to polish, pick up weight and richness. I think it's gorgeous but it is definitely different than the more dramatic 2016.
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#27 Post by J a y H a c k » April 20th, 2018, 11:49 am

It's Wine Enthusiast, so take it with a pound of salt. BUT, I had the 2014 Berserker cuvee last weekend and it was outstanding. My son, who thinks Scarecrow is the greatest wine ever made and always thinks pinot is too light and wimpy, even liked it. Not jammy or over the top, but very bright fruit
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#28 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » April 20th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Whew...I had been worried he was going to give the score to the Old Vine Estate and I would never be able to get that wine again...
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#29 Post by Richard T r i m p i » April 20th, 2018, 3:55 pm

Congrats Jim. Bien fait!

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#30 Post by Peter Kleban » April 20th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Great work, PGC people! One of my fave vineyards, I've been enjoying these wines for years.
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#31 Post by dteng » April 20th, 2018, 10:29 pm

A great tribute to Patricia.
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#32 Post by Dan Kravitz » April 24th, 2018, 3:02 pm

I haven't had (and certainly won't have) this particular bottling, but PGC is one of the world's great Pinot Noir producers. The good people are just the cherry on the sundae. Congrats to Jim and team.

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#33 Post by Doug Ackerman » April 25th, 2018, 11:10 am

wow, 100 points--congratulations to all.
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#34 Post by Brandon R » April 25th, 2018, 11:17 am

Robert, Jay, quit being wet blankets.

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#35 Post by J a y H a c k » April 25th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Brandon R wrote:Robert, Jay, quit being wet blankets.

Congratulations to the PGC crew!
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#36 Post by Brandon R » April 25th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Enlighten me then, Jay, what is this "truth" that shall set me free?
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