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#1 Post by Patrick T a y l o r »

There are a lot of Patricia Green Cellars notes on this board. And Jim Anderson is a standup guy. So, I thought I'd create a topic where we could share our notes.

For newcomers, here are a couple of good threads:

PGC Library Release (with terrific insight from Jim on what's drinking well, January 2021)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176403&p=3165415&hi ... y#p3165415

PGC Etzl Block Vertical 2004, 2005, & 2007-17 (via Kirk.Grant, June 2019)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161659&p=2756198&hi ... n#p2756198

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#2 Post by Rodrigo B »

Thank for starting this thread Patrick.

Here are my notes on the 2010 Etzel Block

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#3 Post by Arvind P »

The 2012 Old Vine Ribbon Ridge. Picked it up a few weeks ago during their library release. I’m a newbie, so can’t describe it as elegantly as many on this board, but I will say my wife and I are thoroughly enjoying.
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#4 Post by Marcus Goodfellow »

2008 Patricia Green Whistling Ridge-opens a little cranky in the nose but great energy in the palate. Very vibrant, lots of movement, excellent red fruits under lots of other nuances, good acidity and very fine tannins. The nose settles in after 20-30 minutes, but the overall perception for me was that it wad excellent but day 2 could be exceptional.
On day 2 the wine was very, very good. Exceptional aromatics of purple flowers, loamy earth, red plums, great weight and balance.

Hard to say that this wine was even at plateau yet, and another 10 years should be very doable.
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Arvind P wrote: February 10th, 2021, 8:34 pm The 2012 Old Vine Ribbon Ridge. Picked it up a few weeks ago during their library release. I’m a newbie, so can’t describe it as elegantly as many on this board, but I will say my wife and I are thoroughly enjoying.
As long as you like it, there's never a need to describe a wine in a grandiose manner. If you’re looking to improve your tasting note descriptions though, check out an aroma wheel . It may help you put words to the things your smelling and tasting. Aside from that, it's all about tasting and smelling a bunch of things to have those in your memory bank and accessible to you when describing what you're tasting and smelling.
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2012 Patricia Green Freedom Hill.

Splash decanted for several hours. Very aromatic nose of earthy red fruit. On the palate, raspberry, a bit of candied cherry, forest floor. Dense pure fruit. Medium plus body, fresh but not juicy. Some spices and slightly biting tannins towards the short finish. I enjoyed this after some air, especially the aromatics.

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#7 Post by James Lyon »

We opened a 2002 Patricia Green Anden Pinot on January 31 and I finished the last tastes Thursday night and last night. The wine was wonderful even after being open and recorked for 2 weeks. Black cherry with secondary characteristics and no sign of decline. I had spotted this particular bottle because it appeared to be leaking. The cork was soft, but the wine was delightful. No rush on drinking the last bottle.

On deck tonight, let's go back to the beginning in honor of the new thread, how about 2000 Patricia Green Estate Pinot or 2000 Patricia Green Balcombe Pinot? I'm leaning towards the Estate with the thought that it's the debut single or opening track from the debut album.

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Marcus Goodfellow wrote: February 10th, 2021, 8:40 pm 2008 Patricia Green Whistling Ridge-opens a little cranky in the nose but great energy in the palate. Very vibrant, lots of movement, excellent red fruits under lots of other nuances, good acidity and very fine tannins. The nose settles in after 20-30 minutes, but the overall perception for me was that it wad excellent but day 2 could be exceptional.
On day 2 the wine was very, very good. Exceptional aromatics of purple flowers, loamy earth, red plums, great weight and balance.

Hard to say that this wine was even at plateau yet, and another 10 years should be very doable.
PGC made a Whistling Ridge bottling? Was this a one off? Did you lose a bet to Jim that year and have to give him the fruit?

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ChrisJames wrote: February 13th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Marcus Goodfellow wrote: February 10th, 2021, 8:40 pm 2008 Patricia Green Whistling Ridge-opens a little cranky in the nose but great energy in the palate. Very vibrant, lots of movement, excellent red fruits under lots of other nuances, good acidity and very fine tannins. The nose settles in after 20-30 minutes, but the overall perception for me was that it wad excellent but day 2 could be exceptional.
On day 2 the wine was very, very good. Exceptional aromatics of purple flowers, loamy earth, red plums, great weight and balance.

Hard to say that this wine was even at plateau yet, and another 10 years should be very doable.
PGC made a Whistling Ridge bottling? Was this a one off? Did you lose a bet to Jim that year and have to give him the fruit?
They had 2 acres from when I started working with Richard and Patricia until 2012.
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ChrisJames wrote: February 13th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Marcus Goodfellow wrote: February 10th, 2021, 8:40 pm 2008 Patricia Green Whistling Ridge-opens a little cranky in the nose but great energy in the palate. Very vibrant, lots of movement, excellent red fruits under lots of other nuances, good acidity and very fine tannins. The nose settles in after 20-30 minutes, but the overall perception for me was that it wad excellent but day 2 could be exceptional.
On day 2 the wine was very, very good. Exceptional aromatics of purple flowers, loamy earth, red plums, great weight and balance.

Hard to say that this wine was even at plateau yet, and another 10 years should be very doable.
PGC made a Whistling Ridge bottling? Was this a one off? Did you lose a bet to Jim that year and have to give him the fruit?
Bottled every vintage from 2003-2010. Not sure if we bottled it or not in 2011. Definitely got the fruit in 2012 but did not bottle it as a SVD. Marcus took over in 2013 and it seemed sensible for him to get the 2 acres we were buying. Good run though. Mostly the wines were good to very good. 2009 stood out to me as the best of them. Good people. Adjacent to both our site and Beaux Freres. We have a block of Wadensvil we call the Confluence where the 3 vineyards intersect. Have a good overhead drone photo of that piece.
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#11 Post by MikeHill »

2004 Patricia Green Balcombe from the Library Release.

Decanted 1 hour. Earthy, red fruited nose. Sappy red fruit, raspberry, strawberry. Some cola, baking spice and more earthy notes. I got some effervescence mentioned by others on CT, but it blew off after an hour. Nicely aged classic Pinot.

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MikeHill wrote: February 26th, 2021, 10:06 pm 2004 Patricia Green Balcombe from the Library Release.

Decanted 1 hour. Earthy, red fruited nose. Sappy red fruit, raspberry, strawberry. Some cola, baking spice and more earthy notes. I got some effervescence mentioned by others on CT, but it blew off after an hour. Nicely aged classic Pinot.
We used to be much heavier on the use of trapped CO2 as an anti-oxidative ingredient. 2004 is probably the apex of that style for us. It definitely diminishes quickly at this point but is certainly still there and noticeable if you pop and pour. I would recommend decanting all these older wines anyway (for sediment) so if you do that I don’t think this will be any sort of an issue. More like a look back in time on how we went about things. Glad it showed well in the end.
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Jim Anderson wrote: February 27th, 2021, 9:03 am
We used to be much heavier on the use of trapped CO2 as an anti-oxidative ingredient. 2004 is probably the apex of that style for us. It definitely diminishes quickly at this point but is certainly still there and noticeable if you pop and pour. I would recommend decanting all these older wines anyway (for sediment) so if you do that I don’t think this will be any sort of an issue. More like a look back in time on how we went about things. Glad it showed well in the end.
Thanks for the history, and the advice on how to get the best showing. Big fan of your wines, and I had been snapping up aged versions at retail even before the library release. So I had some idea what to expect- I like to pop and pour, (or short decant for sediment), then enjoy slowly over the evening to watch the wine evolve.

What I mean to say is, I really enjoyed this wine!

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#14 Post by Max S. »

Thanks for the heads-up Jim. Just got notification that the case is shipping, can't wait to pop a bottle!
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#15 Post by JDavisRoby »

Received a case of PG this last week. Unpacked it today. Fun to have some older PG in the cellar. Now how long to wait...
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#16 Post by Diane Kessler »

I wanted to add my recent 2008 Singularity . Jim sent this as his generous gift during the Berserkers Oregon Pinot charity drive. I knew nothing about this particular wine - nothing on the website and not in Cellartracker until I added it. I subsequently found out that it was a private bottling for Patty and Jim. It’s a haunting wine and I really liked it. The palate is savory with black tea, mushroom, thyme, and with cherry at the end. Whoever else received this is in for a treat.
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#17 Post by Mattstolz »

2006 Patricia Green Balcombe Vineyard
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Opened at the Grey Savannah... PnP'd (cork was still pristine). Just crazy good right out of the gate. Dark cherry more resemblant of maraschino (in a really balanced and bright way) and loaded with asian spice that just explodes out of the glass and over the palate. We followed it through the course of the 6 course meal and it just continued to shine. Blown away by how much good some age has done this wine. gonna say 2030++ because this feels like its just getting into a really nice window and the energy its got feels FAR from aged or tired.

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#18 Post by Patrick T a y l o r »

I received my PG library case yesterday. Looking forward to cracking one open.
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#19 Post by Rodrigo B »

Keep us posted with TNs Patrick. What’d you grab? I have a 2010 Balcombe Block 1B on deck for next week that I’m excited to try
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Diane Kessler wrote: April 11th, 2021, 2:24 pm I wanted to add my recent 2008 Singularity . Jim sent this as his generous gift during the Berserserkers Oregon Pinot charity drive. I knew nothing about this particular wine - nothing on the website and not in Cellartracker until I added it. I subsequently found out that it was a private bottling for Patty and Jim. It’s a haunting wine and I really liked it. The palate is savory with black tea, mushroom, thyme, and with cherry at the end. Whoever else received this is in for a treat.
This is a super special wine...the generosity of Jim is something special and hard to put to words. Truly the spirit of kindness & passion that drew me into the wine world.

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#21 Post by Rodrigo B »

Cracked this open before dinner tonight. Initial impressions

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Rodrigo B wrote: April 16th, 2021, 1:42 pm Cracked this open before dinner tonight. Initial impressions

Great note! Ordered two cases + two large formats from the library release including two of these. Thanks Rodrigo.

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#23 Post by MikeHill »

2015 Durant Madrone block

Splash decanted. Sweet red fruit, dense raspberry, cherry. Warm baking spices, with a slightly earthy finish. Young, but enjoyable and fun to drink now.

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MikeHill wrote: April 17th, 2021, 7:03 pm 2015 Durant Madrone block

Splash decanted. Sweet red fruit, dense raspberry, cherry. Warm baking spices, with a slightly earthy finish. Young, but enjoyable and fun to drink now.
May not be the most sophisticated of the bottlings but it does not lack for enjoyment and flavor! Just the way that block is. Delivers what it does in spades.
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A recent 2005 Notorious was mind blowing. It is such a great wine for any terroir.
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Rodrigo B wrote: April 16th, 2021, 1:42 pm Cracked this open before dinner tonight. Initial impressions
that color is great! I think my 06 was similar still as well. im definitely gonna use this thread as a reminder that I need to ask if any more library stuff can make it into my next club shipment

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#27 Post by F.Daner »

Great note, we had this last week. It needed some time to open and seemed like it was just entering a nice drinking window.
MikeHill wrote: February 10th, 2021, 9:38 pm 2012 Patricia Green Freedom Hill.

Splash decanted for several hours. Very aromatic nose of earthy red fruit. On the palate, raspberry, a bit of candied cherry, forest floor. Dense pure fruit. Medium plus body, fresh but not juicy. Some spices and slightly biting tannins towards the short finish. I enjoyed this after some air, especially the aromatics.
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#28 Post by R M Kriete »

Had the 2010 Etzel Block last night.....my wine of the year so far!

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MikeHill wrote: April 17th, 2021, 7:03 pm 2015 Durant Madrone block

Splash decanted. Sweet red fruit, dense raspberry, cherry. Warm baking spices, with a slightly earthy finish. Young, but enjoyable and fun to drink now.
All the 15s are in great spot right now, especially the old vine.

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#30 Post by Roger Ouellette »

It was a nice sunny day here in NC so perfect for some rose. Spotted this bottle of 2020 Helen Dusschee Tempranillo rose that we picked up during a visit to Jim and Margaret about a month ago. This pours out fairly light orange/gold in color. The nose shows lime pith and a hint of ripe strawberry. On the tongue there's a good hit of mouth watering acidity, lemon/lime sherbet, more strawberry and just a hint of something spicy like white pepper. Extremely enjoyable.

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The 2012 version of the Balcombe Block 1B in the Instagram post above. Figured it was time to crack one. 13.5% alcohol, deep magenta color, one color ring. Great clarity. Nose is cinnamon and black cherry. Smooth finish with a little sludge. Drink or hold.

We had this with a 2012 Brick House Les Dijonnais which was also very nice; good comparison; I will post those notes separately.

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#32 Post by Jeff G. »

2010 Balcombe from the library release. This was so good! Thanks to Jim for making these available.
  • 2010 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (4/25/2021)
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Well, my wines just arrived today...so soon, very soon I plan to check in on them. So excited!
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I'm laughing seeing pictures of the PGC wines with the older label. I think the only one I have left with the older label is a 2013 Berserker Cuvee.
I drink my Patty Green wines so much younger. I am not suggesting these wines are not made for aging - just that I open them soon after purchase/arrival. I enjoy trying the many different wines that Jim & crew make. Loved the new first page of their website: "Patricia Green Cellars enthusiastically and unapologetically produces more individual bottlings of Pinot Noir than any winery in America."

So I end up opening them and trying them - not side by side as I don't have that kind of money, time or liver - but usually within a few days of each other - to try and discern the differences in clones, vineyards, blocks, etc. Still learning. Could not readily tell you the difference between a Wadensville clone from a Pommard Clone in a Pinot from the Freedom Hill vineyard, but at least I am enjoying the ride.
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T. Melloni wrote: April 27th, 2021, 1:43 pm I'm laughing seeing pictures of the PGC wines with the older label. I think the only one I have left with the older label is a 2013 Berserker Cuvee.
I drink my Patty Green wines so much younger. I am not suggesting these wines are not made for aging - just that I open them soon after purchase/arrival. I enjoy trying the many different wines that Jim & crew make. Loved the new first page of their website: "Patricia Green Cellars enthusiastically and unapologetically produces more individual bottlings of Pinot Noir than any winery in America."

So I end up opening them and trying them - not side by side as I don't have that kind of money, time or liver - but usually within a few days of each other - to try and discern the differences in clones, vineyards, blocks, etc. Still learning. Could not readily tell you the difference between a Wadensville clone from a Pommard Clone in a Pinot from the Freedom Hill vineyard, but at least I am enjoying the ride.
Sorry to hear that! PGC wines take on a whole new level of excellence with age (10+ years). My 2016s are literally buried under other cases until at least 2026.
Hopefully, you were able to order some of the library release wines. Having recently had a 2002 and 2004, I am planning on opening the next ones on their 20th anniversaries.

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I too like to age my PGC at least 10 years. Really excited to try some at 20 years thanks to the library release.

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ChrisJames wrote: April 27th, 2021, 2:14 pm ... PGC wines take on a whole new level of excellence with age (10+ years). My 2016s are literally buried under other cases until at least 2026.
Thanks.
I do have a couple of 3L bottles of the 2016.
It will likely be at least 10+ years old when i find the right occasion to open one.

I will try to bury a few other PGC wines.
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T. Melloni wrote: April 27th, 2021, 8:50 pm
ChrisJames wrote: April 27th, 2021, 2:14 pm ... PGC wines take on a whole new level of excellence with age (10+ years). My 2016s are literally buried under other cases until at least 2026.
Thanks.
I do have a couple of 3L bottles of the 2016.
It will likely be at least 10+ years old when i find the right occasion to open one.

I will try to bury a few other PGC wines.
That is awesome. The should be fantastic in 2046! :-)

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2008 Patricia Green Estate Reserve

A whole bunch of strawberry preserve, black cherry and bramble fruit with secondary notes of dried herbs and underbrush. Both the nose and the palate. Very satisfying while not revealing its age by color or flavor. Nice persistence even if it doesn't speak to my inner acidophile. Nicely balanced tannins for the vintage. I don't see how this'll improve with more time. Catch it soon IMHO. Hedonistic by OR standards while avoiding over ripeness, new wood, and heat.

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I’m enjoying the 2018 Muscat Ottonel. Exactly as advertised on Berserker Day. Wonderful summer sipper. Probably one of the only dry domestic Muscats I’ve ever had. It will be added to the summer rotation.

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LOL, exact same thing right now.
Wish I bought more at that price

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Opened a 2002 Notorious from the library release last winter.

Some red, but more dark fruit. Quite a bit of earth/forest floor notes. Mature, but not old. Will plan to drink my remaining bottle in 2027.

My wife's description was 'Everything you could ask for in an aged Pinot Noir."

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Richard T r i m p i wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 4:40 pm 2008 Patricia Green Estate Reserve

A whole bunch of strawberry preserve, black cherry and bramble fruit with secondary notes of dried herbs and underbrush. Both the nose and the palate. Very satisfying while not revealing its age by color or flavor. Nice persistence even if it doesn't speak to my inner acidophile. Nicely balanced tannins for the vintage. I don't see how this'll improve with more time. Catch it soon IMHO. Hedonistic by OR standards while avoiding over ripeness, new wood, and heat.

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Old school. Be interesting for me to go back and look at what sites made that up. So different than now. There’s at least 3 fairly significant sources in there that we haven’t received fruit from in a long time.
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#44 Post by Jim Anderson »

Robert Ferguson wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 5:26 pm Opened a 2002 Notorious from the library release last winter.

Some red, but more dark fruit. Quite a bit of earth/forest floor notes. Mature, but not old. Will plan to drink my remaining bottle in 2027.

My wife's description was 'Everything you could ask for in an aged Pinot Noir."
I would love to have a crack at 2002 again. Not that we didn’t do a good job, just love to work in that vintage that we considered warm back in the day.
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#45 Post by Mattstolz »

T. Melloni wrote: April 27th, 2021, 1:43 pm I'm laughing seeing pictures of the PGC wines with the older label. I think the only one I have left with the older label is a 2013 Berserker Cuvee.
I drink my Patty Green wines so much younger. I am not suggesting these wines are not made for aging - just that I open them soon after purchase/arrival. I enjoy trying the many different wines that Jim & crew make. Loved the new first page of their website: "Patricia Green Cellars enthusiastically and unapologetically produces more individual bottlings of Pinot Noir than any winery in America."

So I end up opening them and trying them - not side by side as I don't have that kind of money, time or liver - but usually within a few days of each other - to try and discern the differences in clones, vineyards, blocks, etc. Still learning. Could not readily tell you the difference between a Wadensville clone from a Pommard Clone in a Pinot from the Freedom Hill vineyard, but at least I am enjoying the ride.
I have a feeling a lot of these you're seeing right now are from the library release. I also struggle holding onto them for very long so that release was a god-send for my chances of having some PGC make it past infancy.

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Rodrigo B wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:06 pm Keep us posted with TNs Patrick. What’d you grab? I have a 2010 Balcombe Block 1B on deck for next week that I’m excited to try
I almost got a case, but I bumped up against the budget. My 11 bottles are:

2004 Estate Vineyard (3)
2007 Estate Vineyard Old Vine (1)
2008 Singularity (1)
2010 Balcombe Vineyard (1)
2012 Ana Vineyard (2)
2012 Balcombe Vineyard (2)
2012 Estate Vineyard (1)

I drank a 2004 Estate tonight with some friends, in honor of one of them moving away to start a job in DC. Pro tip: stand it upright for at least 3 days prior to drinking. Mine had a fair amount of sediment attached to the cork and the neck.

Sediment aside, the bottle was terrific. The wine had soft, funky nose and a very nice mineral streak (maybe a bit of iron). The fruit was not the star - obvious for a 17yr old wine, but the front and mid palate were nicely integrated. I reserved a half glass to enjoy solo when I returned home from the festivities. Glad I did.

Aged Pinot is a thing. I have started to include a bottle or two of older vintages in all of my Oregon purchases.
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Patrick T a y l o r wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 10:41 pm

I drank a 2004 Estate tonight with some friends, in honor of one of them moving away to start a job in DC. Pro tip: stand it upright for at least 3 days prior to drinking. Mine had a fair amount of sediment attached to the cork and the neck.

Sediment aside, the bottle was terrific. The wine had soft, funky nose and a very nice mineral streak (maybe a bit of iron). The fruit was not the star - obvious for a 17yr old wine, but the front and mid palate were nicely integrated. I reserved a half glass to enjoy solo when I returned home from the festivities. Glad I did.

Aged Pinot is a thing. I have started to include a bottle or two of older vintages in all of my Oregon purchases.
Aw shucks Patrick. I had no idea I would attain Pro status when I suggested this back in January! neener

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Patrick T a y l o r wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 10:41 pm
Rodrigo B wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:06 pm Keep us posted with TNs Patrick. What’d you grab? I have a 2010 Balcombe Block 1B on deck for next week that I’m excited to try
I almost got a case, but I bumped up against the budget. My 11 bottles are:

2004 Estate Vineyard (3)
2007 Estate Vineyard Old Vine (1)
2008 Singularity (1)
2010 Balcombe Vineyard (1)
2012 Ana Vineyard (2)
2012 Balcombe Vineyard (2)
2012 Estate Vineyard (1)

I drank a 2004 Estate tonight with some friends, in honor of one of them moving away to start a job in DC. Pro tip: stand it upright for at least 3 days prior to drinking. Mine had a fair amount of sediment attached to the cork and the neck.

Sediment aside, the bottle was terrific. The wine had soft, funky nose and a very nice mineral streak (maybe a bit of iron). The fruit was not the star - obvious for a 17yr old wine, but the front and mid palate were nicely integrated. I reserved a half glass to enjoy solo when I returned home from the festivities. Glad I did.

Aged Pinot is a thing. I have started to include a bottle or two of older vintages in all of my Oregon purchases.
Wow, did you order the 2008 Singularity? Or was that Jim's gift to you? So very cool to get to try something like that.
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#49 Post by Patrick T a y l o r »

Kirk.Grant wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 3:52 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 10:41 pm
Rodrigo B wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:06 pm Keep us posted with TNs Patrick. What’d you grab? I have a 2010 Balcombe Block 1B on deck for next week that I’m excited to try
I almost got a case, but I bumped up against the budget. My 11 bottles are:

2008 Singularity (1)
Wow, did you order the 2008 Singularity? Or was that Jim's gift to you? So very cool to get to try something like that.
The Singularity was Jim's gift. Will be scouring Cellartracker to see when and how folks decide to drink it.
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#50 Post by Jim Anderson »

Patrick T a y l o r wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 7:50 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 3:52 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 10:41 pm

I almost got a case, but I bumped up against the budget. My 11 bottles are:

2008 Singularity (1)
Wow, did you order the 2008 Singularity? Or was that Jim's gift to you? So very cool to get to try something like that.
The Singularity was Jim's gift. Will be scouring Cellartracker to see when and how folks decide to drink it.
Pretty sure there won’t be any notes. Maybe 1. From someone who got it through this and drank it. Not sure if it went to Cellartracker. No one else has it so there won’t be any info.
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