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Patricia Green Freedom Hill Dijon Clone 115 Pinot Noir 2021 750ml
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Patricia Green Freedom Hill Dijon Clone 115 Pinot Noir 2021

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Category Red Wine
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Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Patricia Green
Alcohol/vol 13.6%

Red and black fruits fill up the fore palate and work all the way to the back of the wine where the tannins provide the necessary definition and texture to elevate this wine to the lofty standards it has had since our first bottling of it in 2012. This site is known for powerful or, at least, extremely intense Pinot Noirs. Wines tend to be very dark in color and operate on the blue, purple, black end of the fruit spectrum. Tannin structure can be impressive. This vineyard has the capacity to produce some of the most extraordinary wine made in the state.

Dijon clones were initially planted in Oregon to be earlier ripening and have more “fruitiness” to them at the same time. Many of the opulent, fruit-driven Pinots coming from Oregon are entirely or largely Dijon clone-based. We feel that this site and block, in particular, transcend that paradigm and be a complete, nuanced and complex PinotNoir while still having a wonderful, ripe fruit character.

Site History: The vineyard was established in 1982 by the people who still own and manage it to this day: Dan and Helen Dusschee. While they may not have realized it at the time, they were settling onto a site destined to be one of the top Pinot Noir vineyards in the state of Oregon. Their rigorous and professional approach to the management of the vineyard has brought about that greatness, and even though the vineyard suffered through a scourge of phylloxera replantings, expansion of the site has shown that there is a distinct and indomitable terroir.

Few non-estate vineyards in Oregon can reach as far back in history with regards to being bottled as a single vineyard designated wine as Freedom Hill Vineyard. Panther Creek Winery began designating the site in the late 80s. St. Innocent began doing so in the early 90s. In 2013 their son, Dustin, rejoined the farm and began taking over day-t0-day management operations. Even while expanding to slightly over 90 acres over the years, this vineyard remains a family owned, lived upon and operated venture, something that is becoming increasingly rare and, thus, that much more special in Oregon.

Site Characteristics: Freedom Hill Vineyard lies toward the eastern edge of the Coast Range Foothills. While associated geographically with the Eola Hills, the site lies south and west of the border of the Eola-Amity Hill Appellation outside of the town of Monmouth. The vineyard is planted on a marine sedimentary type of soil known as Bellpine. The vineyard is also located just south of the Van Duzer wind corridor which allows for more consistent average temperatures due to a lack of afternoon and evening offshore breezes rolling through. This site is known for powerful or, at least, extremely intense Pinot Noirs. Wines tend to be very dark in color and operate on the blue, purple, black end of the fruit spectrum. Tannin structure can be impressive. This vineyard has the capacity to produce some of the most extraordinary wine made in the state.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The dark red 2021 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard Dijon 115 Clone is ripe with toasty spice, wild forest herbs, preserved cherry, and pine sap. Full-bodied, it's spicy on the palate, with notes of black pepper and ripe tannins that expand on the palate, with gripping texture and a hint of turned soil. It's going to need time but can stand up to grilled meat. Drink 2025-2035.

September 17, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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This broad-shouldered wine combines muscular tannins with bright, lemony acidity. Tangerine and blackcap raspberry aromas are joined by wet stones and a sweet floral note similar to phlox. The wine's flavors are a struggle between meaty pork roast and cranberries. For now, meat prevails.

July 1, 2023

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