Patton Valley 2019 Tualatin Hills Pinot Noir
2019 was truly unlike any other vintage, and the wine is similarly distinct. All points led to a “Classic Oregon” vintage, marked by a cool growing season, some scattered rain events, and a late start to harvest, at least compared to recent warmer trends. Yields were low, but expectations were high for a brighter, age-worthy wine in the making. During our extended pick, our neighbor to the west started a controlled burn of his property which damaged a portion of our fruit. In order to protect the quality of the wine, we used a number of proven filtration techniques to remove any undesirable components to great success. To further ensure quality, we decided to only make 1 red wine in 2019, this wine, including in it the wines usually reserved for our Estate, Lorna Marie, and block-designates. It is our hope that these measures and your understanding will strengthen your appreciation of this very rare, excellent expression of our Estate vineyard.