(503) 554-0821
Cart 0 items: $0.00
Filters

We are offering seven different Pinot Noirs on Futures for the 2021 vintage. All wines are offered at a 20% discount off retail and Club Members receive an additional 10% discount on purchases of 12+ bottles. We will be tasting futures by appointment from May 6th - June 15th on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm.  The cost is $100 per person, waived with 12+ bottle purchase per couple.  Club members tastings are complimentary, but we ask for a 6 bottle purchase per couple.  Please contact us via email or by calling the winery at 503-554-0821 to arrange for your barrel tasting.  

2021 Vintage Summary

The summer of 2021 was the Heat Dome. Temperatures reached 119 at one point. The fall was so lovely that a flock of migrating Great American Pelicans moved into the wetlands down the street for a solid 2 weeks. In short, it was a season of unexpected and unique occurences.

So, what does a pelican-laden harvest following a dry, uniquely hot summer bring in terms of the wines? The answer is perhaps not what you would expect. It wasn’t what we were expecting and the surprise is very pleasant one. When we began picking, the two initial surprises were the moderate sugar levels and higher than expected acidity level in the fruit. Regardless of the location or the variety, we encountered sugar levels that were only slightly higher, on average, than in 2019 which is widely seen as a cooler vintage (it wasn’t, really) and a very good vintage as well. Overall makeup of the acidity profiles in 2021 were similar to, and in many instances, higher or at least more robust than in 2019. We joked that people simply are not going to believe us when we start talking about the lower alcohol, higher acid Pinot Noirs from the 2021 vintage.

Fermentations were exceptionally active, volcanic even, with nearly each fermenter having large amounts of frothy, pink foam at the height of their activity. This is a very good sign. Every year some small percentage of fermenters will have this sort of rollicking action going on, but the only other vintage I can recall seeing this across the breadth of fermenters was 1999. Many who read this may not know the history of Oregon vintages well enough to know what that means around these parts. 1999 was a late vintage where an epic October allowed for picking into November. The wines from the 1999 vintage were, by many in the business, considered to be the strongest batch from the decade and on any Oregon wine historian’s list of great vintages it is going to be listed somewhere. That would be, at worst, the starting point for the potential quality of the 2021 vintage wines.

Appellation: Willamette Valley  Location: Burnell Rd.

Elevation: 500’                         Soil Type: Bellpine

Year Planted: 2004                 Clonal Material: 100% Dijon 115

Size: Vineyard 85 acres/PGC Blocks total 14 acres

Vinification: Completely destemmed fruit all done in 1.75 ton open-top fermenters.

Picking Date: September 23    Tons/Acre: 2.12

In Stock
Add To Cart
$200.00
 
SKU: 21FHD3

Appellation: Chehalem Mountain  Location: Dopp Rd.

Elevation: 375’                               Soil Type: Willakenzie

Year Planted: 2006                        Clonal Material: 100% Wadensvil

Size: Vineyard 55 acres/PGC Blocks total 9 acres

Vinification: Several open-top 1.75 ton fermenters with a range of whole cluster fermentation from 0%-60%.

Picking Date: September 8              Tons/Acre: 2.92

In Stock
Add To Cart
$200.00
 
SKU: 21CMW3

Appellation: Ribbon Ridge  Location: North Valley Rd.

Elevation: 455’                         Soil Type: Willakenzie

Year Planted: 1997                 Clonal Material: 100% Wadensvil

Size: Vineyard 30 acres/ 3.09 acres Wadensvil

Vinification: Multiple fermentations with 0-100% whole cluster

Picking Date: September 9 and 11    Tons/Acre: 3.30

In Stock
Add To Cart
$236.00
 
SKU: 21ESTW3

Appellation: Dundee Hills       Location: Worden Hill Rd.

Elevation: 425-555’                 Soil Type: Jory

Year Planted: 1990,1993        Clonal Material: 100% Pommard

Size: PGC blocks 5.25 acres

Vinification: 2 fermenters were 1.5 ton open-top done with 20% whole clusters, 1 fermenter was 1.5 ton open-top with 100% whole clusters.

Picking Date: September 9 and 16      Tons/Acre: 2.48

In Stock
Add To Cart
$360.00
 
SKU: 21Y3

Appellation: McMinnville       Location: Muddy River Rd./Vineyard Ln.

Elevation: 750’                         Soil Type: Jory

Year Planted: 1989 & 1972     Clonal Material: 100% Coury Clone

Size: Vineyard 135 acres/PGC Blocks 2.65 acres

Vinification: Several open-top 1.75 ton fermenters with a range of whole cluster fermentation permutations.

Picking Date: 09/26 and 10/01             Tons/Acre: 2.92

In Stock
Add To Cart
$260.00
 
SKU: 21HC3

Appellation: Dundee Hills       Location: Herring Ln. off Hwy 240

Elevation: 375’                         Soil Type: Jory with basalt landslide

Year Planted: 1992                 Clonal Material: 100% Pommard

Size: Vineyard 16.5 acres/PGC Blocks about 4 acres

Vinification: Multiple fermentations all de-stemmed in 1.75 open top fermenters

Picking Date: September 9 and 13        Tons/Acre: 2.21

In Stock
Add To Cart
$236.00
 
SKU: 21AF3

Appellation: Ribbon Ridge  Location: North Valley Rd.

Elevation: 455’                         Soil Type: Willakenzie

Year Planted: 1997                 Clonal Material: 100% Wadensvil

Size: Vineyard 30 acres/ 3.09 acres Wadensvil

Vinification: Multiple fermentations with 0-100% whole cluster

Picking Date: September 9 and 11    Tons/Acre: 3.30

In Stock
Add To Cart
$346.00
 
SKU: 21ESTW5

Appellation: Chehalem Mountain  Location: Dopp Rd.

Elevation: 375’                               Soil Type: Willakenzie

Year Planted: 2006                        Clonal Material: 100% Wadensvil

Size: Vineyard 55 acres/PGC Blocks total 9 acres

Vinification: Several open-top 1.75 ton fermenters with a range of whole cluster fermentation from 0%-60%.

Picking Date: September 8              Tons/Acre: 2.92

In Stock
Add To Cart
$300.00
 
SKU: 21CMW5

Appellation: Dundee Hills       Location: Herring Ln. off Hwy 240

Elevation: 375’                         Soil Type: Jory with basalt landslide

Year Planted: 1992                 Clonal Material: 100% Pommard

Size: Vineyard 16.5 acres/PGC Blocks about 4 acres

Vinification: Multiple fermentations all de-stemmed in 1.75 open top fermenters

Picking Date: September 9 and 13        Tons/Acre: 2.21

In Stock
Add To Cart
$346.00
 
SKU: 21AF5

Appellation: Dundee Hills       Location: Worden Hill Rd.

Elevation: 425-555’                 Soil Type: Jory

Year Planted: 1990,1993        Clonal Material: 100% Pommard

Size: PGC blocks 5.25 acres

Vinification: 2 fermenters were 1.5 ton open-top done with 20% whole clusters, 1 fermenter was 1.5 ton open-top with 100% whole clusters.

Picking Date: September 9 and 16      Tons/Acre: 2.48

In Stock
Add To Cart
$570.00
 
SKU: 21Y5

Appellation: Ribbon Ridge  Location: Ribbon Ridge Rd.

Elevation: 500’                               Soil Type: Willakenzie

Year Planted: 2003                        Clonal Material: Pommard

Size: Vineyard 60 acres/PGC Blocks total 2 acres

Vinification: Combination of 50% whole cluster and fully destemmed fruit all done in 1.75 ton open-top fermenters.

Picking Date: September 14    Tons/Acre: 2.67

In Stock
Add To Cart
$375.00
 
SKU: 21WR5

Appellation: Willamette Valley  Location: Burnell Rd.

Elevation: 500’                         Soil Type: Bellpine

Year Planted: 2004                 Clonal Material: 100% Dijon 115

Size: Vineyard 85 acres/PGC Blocks total 14 acres

Vinification: Completely destemmed fruit all done in 1.75 ton open-top fermenters.

Picking Date: September 23    Tons/Acre: 2.12

In Stock
Add To Cart
$300.00
 
SKU: 21FHD5

Appellation: McMinnville       Location: Muddy River Rd./Vineyard Ln.

Elevation: 750’                         Soil Type: Jory

Year Planted: 1989 & 1972     Clonal Material: 100% Coury Clone

Size: Vineyard 135 acres/PGC Blocks 2.65 acres

Vinification: Several open-top 1.75 ton fermenters with a range of whole cluster fermentation permutations.

Picking Date: 09/26 and 10/01             Tons/Acre: 2.92

In Stock
Add To Cart
$400.00
 
SKU: 21HC5

Thank you for joining our Mailing List!

You will receive a notification email when our latest newsletter is available to view online. We will also keep you up to date about our new releases, special offerings, and winery events!

We accept tasting appointments daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. To make an appointment to visit us, please email: tasting@patriciagreencellars.com or call at (503)554-0821

Newsletter Signup

Leave this field blank:

Menu