Red

2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Coury Clone Hyland Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2023 - 2047 (Edit)
CT92.5 4 reviews
2017
Label borrowed from 2018
2018
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • BenNoir wrote:

    September 30, 2019 - Wine Information from Patricia Green Cellars:

    AVA: McMinnville LOCATION: Vineyard Ln.
    ELEVATION: 650’ SOIL TYPE: Jory
    YEAR PLANTED: 1989 CLONAL MATERIAL: 100% Coury
    VINEYARD SIZE: 135-acre vineyard, 1.4-acre PGC block VINIFICATION: Four 1.5-ton open-top fermenters done 100% destemmed.
    PICKING DATE: 10/07/17 TONS/ACRE: 3.36
    OWNERS: Laurent Monthelieu PRODUCTION: 216 cases bottled

    Winemaking and Notes: This is an amazing old vineyard. How, back in 1972, someone decided to plant this insanely remote vineyard well southwest of McMinnville is sort of beyond me. Nonetheless, this nearly 50 year-old vineyard is the defining site in the McMinnville AVAs and is one of the renowned vineyards in the state of Oregon. The site is farmed biodynamically and the attention to detail there is amazing, especially when one takes into account the size (around 135 acres). We were offered a small section of the site planted to Coury Clone in 1989. Given our predilection for collecting the great sites of Oregon in our cellar, our desire to work with beautifully farmed old vine fruit and our obsession with Coury Clone this was a no-brainer.

    Our instincts proved correct. This is easily one of the top wines in the cellar from 2017 and given that we bottled 26 other Pinot Noirs that is saying a lot. Having the experience with the Freedom Hill Coury Clone definitely gave us insight into what the potential was and what the experience of the clone’s impact within the context of the site’s terroir was going to be but, holy cow, we did not know we were getting something like this. Hyland is higher elevation and thus in volcanic (Jory) soil while Freedom Hill is lower and in marine (Bellpine) soil. The difference the soil

  • alexisonsmith Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 23, 2019 - One of my favourites from today's flight, quite burgundy in style yet had that Volcanic soil which gave the palate that fruit driven yet crushed rock texture, the palate was firing on all cylinders with spicy tart red cherries, strawberries, herbs along with an acidity that was higher than normal really made this wine stood out. This really showcased the Coury clone, which is not used enough in my opinion.

  • tak4 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 17, 2019 - Willamette Valley May 2019; 5/17/2019-5/18/2019: Let's hop on a plane to France. Deep cherry / candy on nose with a touch of funky reduction. I get red apple peel. Deep fruit character, maybe a touch of pseudosweetness. Could age very nicely. Very Burgundian.

  • acyso wrote:

    March 24, 2019 - Third Coast Soif (Chicago, IL): Outstanding complexity and depth. Could easily put this up with red Burgundies at the same price point. Pure red fruit with a lovely perfume and delicacy. Wow.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2019, Issue #82, New Releases and Old Favorites From America’s Old School and Neo-Classicists

    (Pinot Noir “Hyland Vineyard” Coury Clone- Patricia Green Cellars (McMinnville)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Patricia Green Cellars
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Coury Clone
  • Vineyard Hyland Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

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  • In Cellars 132 (99%)
  • Consumed 2 (1%)

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