Last Shot at a Trio of Must-Buy Pinots from Patty Green!

"Honestly, we killed it in 2014."
-Patty Green, Patricia Green Cellars

As many Vin Chicago loyalists are keenly aware, Patricia Green Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley are always among our favorites. 

Here are our Top 3 reasons why we love Patty Green wines:

#1 - They are flat-out delicious! The wines are a perfect combination of charming fruit and serious structure.

#2 - They are authentic! They offer real Oregon Pinot Noir flavors and character.

#3 - They are unbelievable values! We are hard-pressed to name another producer in the United States, or anywhere for that matter, that offers so many complex, exciting Pinot Noirs at such absurdly remarkable prices.

Today we offer one last shot at three delicious Pinot Noirs from our friend Patty Green. Check them out below, then quickly  click the Big Yellow Button to get yours before they're gone. 

2014  Patricia Green Cellars
"Reserve" Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
"These elegant, perfumed wines are consistently among the finest Pinot Noir values to be found not only from Oregon, but from anywhere, with the entry-level Reserve bottling,  in particular, delivering value far above its price."
- Vinous, Josh Raynolds (12/2016)

We think Josh Raynolds is spot-on calling Patty Green's wines some of the finest Pinot Noir values, anywhere. A very powerful statement from one of the world's most respected wine critics!

The Reserve bottling is an outrageous value. Here's how we first described it last year:

"This is the core wine in Patty's portfolio and she really nailed it! More dark and full than even the stellar 2012, it showcases juicy red berry and deep floral notes along with just enough tannin on the finish to allow it to pair well with a huge range of food, including red meats! Nearly 80% of the grapes for this wine comes from Patricia Green estate vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge and Dundee Hills sub-regions. As with most of Patty's wines, you'll benefit from giving the wine air, only a quick splash in the decanter is required for the Reserve bottling. This is Patty's least expensive wine, but there is nothing entry-level about it. Offering true Oregon character, complexity and balance, it is a great indicator for the potential of this vintage. Enjoy now and stash away a few bottles to watch them develop over the next 4 to 5 years."
- 90-91 Points, Our Score (3/2016)

With the extra bottle time, it is even better today. We grabbed the last few dozen cases and this is, sadly, your last shot at this crazy-value 2014 Pinot. Click the Big Yellow Button to grab some before they are gone for good!

Vin Chicago Price: 21.99

2014  Patricia Green Cellars
"Estate" Pinot Noir
Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon
We have featured Patty's "Estate" bottling for many years but this is her best vintage yet. We love the wild strawberry, cherry and rhubarb notes, and were bowled over by the dense, rich mouthfeel. Getting just enough structure from the grapes without extracting too much tannin, she really dialed it in with this one!

The complexity is amazing and makes it drink like a wine twice the price. It's no wonder given the special relationship Patty has with the Ribbon Ridge vineyard. Here's how Patty herself describes it:

"Ribbon Ridge can produce wines of incredible delicacy and wines of enormous power. Our Estate Vineyard bottling has always fallen into the latter category. This is Pinot Noir for those with darker souls and, perhaps, some devious intentions. Don't bring this bottle home to your mama because she is going to have a talk with you later."

We rate this an enthusiastic 92 points and cannot recommend it enough. Here is Vinous' impressive review...

"Vivid red. Deep-pitched aromas of fresh blackberry and cherry show hints of violet, cola and orange zest in the background. Supple and broad in the mouth; juicy dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are given lift and spine by a jolt of tangy acidity. Powerful yet lithe, finishing with solid thrust, sneaky tannins and very good length. Drinking Window: 2019 - 2024."
- 91 Points, Vinous - Josh Raynolds (12/2016)

We found 20 online listings. Our price beats them all. Our supply is limited, so grab a case of this sweet deal while you can!

Vin Chicago Price: 24.79

2014  Patricia Green Cellars
"Freedom Hill" Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Of these three outstanding values, this one definitely needs the most time to come together, despite the overt generosity of the 2014 vintage. There is something very special about Freedom Hill Vineyard and Patricia Green Cellars - it's tempting to consider the relationship pre-ordained, as the magic that comes from her wines, from this particular vineyard, is uncanny. 

Spicy red fruits, sweet wood tones, and a warm, gritty texture all announce their presence with authority. After four days, this wine is still really singing, which is crazy at this price!  

This wine is serious and impactful, really needing 3-4 more years in the bottle to fully come together. If you do drink it now, make sure to give it several hours in the decanter. We're a solid 93 points on this offering, and Vinous offers this enticing take...

"Deep, vivid red. Intense, spice-laced raspberry and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of blood orange and rose oil. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet cherry and red berry flavors that pick up a smoky mineral element with aeration. Packs solid punch but comes off lithe, finishing with excellent, floral-driven persistence and smooth tannins that come in late to add shape and gentle grip. Drinking Window: 2018 - 2023."          
- 92 Points, Vinous, Josh Raynolds (8/2016)  

It's hard to imagine another sub-$30 Pinot Noir carrying this much character. Once again, our price beats every other online listing, and we expect our limited supply will fly!

Vin Chicago Price: 28.79
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