Patz & Hall 2014 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Patz & Hall

Great new Chardonnay release from Patz & Hall - dont miss.

previous vintage 92 Points Robert Parker:
 "Oodles of tropical fruit such as pineapple guava and mango are followed by notes of honeyed tangerine and citrus oil. It is deep, rich, full-bodied, and very complex already. This should drink nicely for 5-6 years."

Patz & Hall's Dutton Ranch bottling is primarily comprised of dry-farmed, old-vine fruit from vines planted as long ago as 1969. The cool 2013 vintage produced a small crop of intensely flavored fruit. From the winery: "These low yields have accentuated this wine’s concentration, as well as its beautiful density and round, mouthcoating texture. The aromas offer ripe peach, pear, toasted almond and marzipan layers, alongside intriguing cinnamon, carnation and spice notes somewhat reminiscent of a great Gewürztraminer. On the palate, this wine is plush and lingering, with flavors or ripe pineapple and green apple. For all of its crowd-pleasing weight and texture, there is also focused acidity and a bright, crisp minerality that adds precision and length."                     

Type: Chardonnay

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