Honoring the Vision. Crafting the Future.
Patty Green, Patricia Green Cellars
In a heartbreaking twist of fate, Oregon winemaking legend, Patricia Green, also passed much too soon. She was scheduled as our featured winemaker for April, and was to be interviewed on video for her recollections of Jimi (as we have done with the other winemakers).
On November 6th, the industry received a shock as we learned that she suffered a fatal accident in her cabin retreat.
What follows is an edited version of an audio interview that Linfield College conducted in November of 2007. Our intention is to capture her spirit, her infectious laugh, and her shared passion for an Oregon winemaking community that helped us when Jimi passed in 2004.
In case you’re wondering, the winery will continue on strong and proud, honoring Patty’s vision as they chart their future.
A special thanks to Linfield College and their Oregon Wine History Archive project for coordinating the interviews and video footage with each of the featured winemakers.
We are honored to feature two Patricia Green Cellars wines on our tasting flights this month.
The 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Marine Sedimentary Pinot Noir
93 Points – Vinous
“The Marine Sedimentary bottling takes wine from selected blocks and barrels from across multiple sites. Our entire Estate Vineyard, both Pommard (The Anklebreaker Block) and Wadensvil Clone from Olenik Vineyard and Dijon 115 and Mariafeld Clone from Lia’s Vineyard created to show how the silty marine soil both drives our plants lives and produces wines that are distinct on their own; such a huge contrast to the Dundee Hills wines that we produce and in particular the soil-based Volcanic bottling that we also do.”
The 2016 Patricia Green Estate Sauvignon Blanc
“The Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a denser, richer more tropical version of Sauvignon Blanc than one would generally find in the universe of this grape. Along with the denser textural aspects of the wine the fruit is buffered by the same soil characteristics that make our Estate Vineyard Old Vine Pinot Noir unique. That specific characteristic is the natural proclivity of the older vines to pick up on the inherent minerality in the soil and water on the property.”
Both wines are featured on our Tasting Flights this month, are available for purchase in our Tasting Room, or can be purchased directly from Patricia Green Cellars.
Each month, Chef Abby creates a perfect pairing with one of our guest winemaker’s wines.
For April, she has matched the Patrica Green Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc with Rose Water Braised Chicken Salad Meyer Lemon, Avocado-Marcona Gaucamole Passion Fruit Vinaigrette.
Click here for the recipe.
Patty’s longtime business partner, Jim Anderson, will be visiting Brooks on April 27th from 1-4pm, to pour his featured wines and reminisce about Patty and Jimi. It’s a great opportunity to get to know more about this legendary brand.