Patton Valley Vineyards
After a lunch at Dundee Bistro we drove up highway 47 to Patton Valley Vineyards. Owner Monte Pitt and winemaker Jerry Murray took us through a tasting of their 2007 Pinot Noirs. We followed the 2007′s in the barrel cellar sampling barrels of their 2008 vintage. The appellation is Willamette Valley, Patton Valley is just north of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and west of the Chehalem Mountain AVA. The 2007 pinot noirs from Patton Valley are some of the most elegant Oregon Pinot Noir that I have tasted in some time. They have beauty and structure, perfume and elegance. I look forward to watching the 2007′s evolve.