The 2010 Patton Valley Pinot noir shows the alluring characteristics of cool-climate Pinot, with fruit and savory components playing off each other, all wrapped in an elegant package. Earth, spice, leather, tobacco, and coconut meld with red fruits to create a complex and exotic aromatic profile. In the mouth, this wine has more power than one might expect from a cooler vintage. Notes of earth, dark plum, and black pepper grace the palate. Sweet fruit and well-integrated soft tannins create the backbone for this wine’s smooth and silky finish. Delightful now, the 2010 Patton Valley Pinot noir has the balance and body to age beautifully for the next 10 years and beyond.
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/2012