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Panther Creek Cellars 2016 De Ponte Vineyard Pinot Noir – April 10, 2019
Pinot Noir from Willamette is old news now. I know. And yet when you’re craving that style—aroma, flavor, texture—there really is nothing else like it. I’m not saying it’s better than RRV or Mendo, just different. And when you can get the distinction across several different single-vineyards, so much the better to explore the terroir of the Willamette via wine. Over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring various single-vineyard offerings from Panther Creek. (Please check out the previously reviewed 2015 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir). Today, we visit De Ponte Vineyard in Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills…
About the Wine: The Panther Creek 2016 De Ponte Vineyard Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested from the De Ponte Vineyard located in the Dundee Hills sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels (50% new) for 17 months.