Panther Creek Pinot Noir Verde Vineyards 2013 | Oregon Pinot Steal
Panther Creek Pinot Noir Verde Vineyards 2013 is bright ruby in color. Perfumed notes of freshly crushed raspberry, bing cherry, pine and rose petal burst from the glass. In addition, bright and mouthwatering on the palate with flavors of rhubarb, red plum, baking spices, and fresh violets. Yet, there is an intriguing savory element of forest floor and fresh mushroom that entices on the finish. Enjoy Winemaker Tony Rynders first vintage at Panther Creek.
Rynders wasted no time applying his deft touch to the sustainably farmed Verde Vineyards Pinot. Aged for 18 months in 30 percent new oak, the Panther Creek Pinot Noir Verde Vineyards 2013 is vibrant, rich, and complex, with a bent towards Burgundy. At 19.99 per bottle, it offers jaw-dropping value, harkening back to the pivotal Pinots of the early days of Panther Creek. The only difference? The secret is now out.
Now $20 – was $45 at Release | Jaw dropping Oregon value
It’s unlikely that you’ll find another under-$20 Pinot Noir that holds a candle to this monumental wine. The Panther Creek Pinot Noir Verde Vineyards 2013 traces its lineage back to the 94-point Pinot that stunned Robert Parker. Furthermore, announcing Oregon’s ascendance to the world stage back in 1994. As a result, that year, Ken Wright and Panther Creek put the Willamette Valley on the map for good. And almost two decades later, Panther Creek continues to raise the bar in Oregon.
If your Pinot Noir preference is for opulent dark, black and red-fruited New World concentration buttressed by Old World structure, this is an unbeatable bargain. While released at $45, offered today at $19.99 for 12+ with free shipping. 125 cases for the taking.
Parker: Panther Creek produces some of Oregon’s most age-worthy wines
Our goal, in making Panther Creek wine, is simple: We hope that each wine will express the personality of its vintage and character of its vineyard. So, this expressiveness is the essence of great Oregon Pinot Noir. Hence, our wines are crafted to complement a variety of foods, as well as be enjoyed on their own. We believe that great Pinot Noir can be enjoyed as a young, fresh wine that showcases ripe, sweet fruit. In addition, as an older, mature wine that features unparalleled complexity and beauty.
Renowned author Robert Parker, Jr. described Panther Creek “as one of the most consistent, high-quality Oregon wineries. While producing some of Oregon’s most concentrated and age-worthy wines.”
Winemaker Tony Rynders
Winemaker Tony Rynders has spent the past 20 vintages developing his winemaking skills in some of the best wineries in Oregon, Washington, California, Italy and Australia. Consequently, he is recognized as one of America’s most highly acclaimed winemakers. While Tony works with many varietals, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese and Viognier. Also producing sparkling wines and aromatic white varieties. Tony relates: “In every wine I create, my goal is to express each vineyard’s unique personality.