Nice stuff from McMinville. This wine always has a much deeper purple tinge than the other offerings. High-toned floral nose with lots of rich raspberry, black tea, and maduro tobacco. Very spicy palate with peppercorn, tobacco, and wet stone with ample dark fruit to support. Finishes with an elegant texture.
2010 is a very different vintage coming on the heels of 2009 and 2008. Think back to 2007, tricky, wet, late and that was the story Jim Anderson related regarding 2010. I like the style of his Pinot and feel that they benefit particularly in cooler or leaner years. Aromas are bright and high-toned, cherry and pomegranate with lots of minerallic freshness highlighted with beef broth and bramble. Fruit is wild on the palate lots of raspberry with a cranberry tone, beef tallow and roasted cocoa on the medium finish. Patricia Green wines always benefit from time in the bottle, 2 years is good, 5 is ideal for high quality vintages.
85% Semillon 15% Sauvignon Blanc . Electric aromas that leap out of the glass, very tropical bouquet with fresh herb accent. Juicy, refreshing style with a surprisingly light touch. This should really come together by the time it is hot out, maybe 3 months or so.