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2020 ¡Salud! Pinot Noir Cuvée | Oregon Wine, Willamette Valley

Patricia Green Cellars

2020 ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir

Four 12-Bottle Cases  |  Sold By The Case  |  $800 Starting Bid
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Wine Notes: 

One 12-bottle case of 2020 Patricia Green Cellars ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir.

The 2020 ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir comes, as always, from things within the context of the vintage that were meaningful to us.

In 2020, that is most certainly a sentence absolutely loaded with poignant meaning. As difficult a time as last year was for everyone on earth, an extra level of complexity was piled on to wine growers in the Pacific Northwest with the numerous, massive, destructive and nearby wildfires. These fires greatly impacted the nature of many wines. Our production of Pinot Noir from 2020 was limited to about 7% of projected levels.

This small slice of grapes were picked before the smoke from the wildfires had settled onto the valley floor and therefore the resulting wines are absolutely normal in nature. Two vineyards, Corrine Vineyard and Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, had sections of fruit that ripened in the early part of September.

From a 1991 planting of Wädenswil at Corrine Vineyard, we pulled small amount of wine exclusively from a selection of new barrels. From Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, a 2017 planted block of Dijon 943 is represented in the wine, exclusively from neutral barrels. The elegance, brightness and structure of the Wädenswil combines with the sweet, exuberant fruit of the Dijon 943 in a way that allows the wine to be fun, serious, deep, delicious and interesting.

As rare as all the wines are that bear a ¡Salud! Cuvée moniker, the ones from this year are extra special as they come from wineries that are digging deep within depleted cellars to continue to fulfill their commitment to this incredible and necessary program. – Jim Anderson, winemaker

Release Date:

Fall 2022

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