Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Madrone Block 2016
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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Madrone Block 2016

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"The Madrone Block's Dijon 115 planting creates a much different Pinot Noir than the Pommard Clone from the Bishop Block, and it is special enough to be bottled on its own. There were five individual 1.75-ton open-top fermenters. Three were 100% de-stemmed while two were 100% whole cluster. A mixture of pumpovers and pigeage on the de-stemmed fruit was done while the whole cluster only saw a pigeage regimen. This spent about 10 months in a variety of barrels. The 100% whole cluster ferments were an experiment with this block to see if we could move somewhat from the intensely fruit driven aspects of Dijon 115 in the Dundee Hills to something a little savvier. However, in the end, after 10 months in barrel it was determined that only 1 barrel out of 9 would come from the whole cluster fermenters. So, this still brings in the velvety texture that Dundee Hills Pinot Noirs can have although the more rigid tannin from the one barrel can be felt in the back of the wine, if only for a fleeting moment. This is definitely deep in fruit and oozing with textural appeal. This borders right on sultry as all bottlings of this block have since we began producing it in 2012. Almost certainly, this is the single vineyard designate with the most upfront appeal to it. This will show sweet red fruits which are certainly a staple of the vintage with classic Dundee Hill sweet spices. Hard not to like." -- Winemaker Notes

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