Another beauty from the Chardonnay masters at Patz & Hall - sourced from the Hyde Vineyard made famous by Kistler!
Hyde Vineyard has justifiably become one of the superstar vineyards in Carneros. The Patz & Hall 2012 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is perhaps the most sought after fruit in the pantheon of great California vineyards.
92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (1,100 cases produced) is made from the Hyde-Old Wente clone. From sandy, clay, loam soils, it offers up aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, delicate pineapple and subtle oak. Medium to full-bodied with great acidity as well as beautiful purity and freshness, it should drink nicely for 5-7 years, perhaps longer...Patz and Hall has long been a model for how to run a high-quality négociant business, buying fruit from top vineyards and crafting it into wines that can compete with the finest from estate vineyards.."
Great new Chardonnay release from Patz & Hall - dont miss.
91 Points Robert Parker: "The Chardonnay Sonoma Coast offers aromas of honey-drizzled peaches, poached pears, musk melon and butterscotch. Medium to full-bodied with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and plenty of butter-laced stone fruit flavors on offer, it has great harmony and persistence"
In addition to reflecting the dazzling quality of the 2014 growing season, this vintage includes grapes from an exceptional new vineyard that was planted specifically for us by renowned winegrower Mark Sanchietti. Though it comes from a who’s who of world-class Sonoma Coast vineyards, the core of this Chardonnay is from Sanchietti Vineyard Pleasant Hill and Gap’s Crown, with the Sanchietti fruit adding richness and texture and the Gap’s Crown grapes providing minerality and vibrant acidity. Blended with grapes from acclaimed vineyards like Parmalee Hill, Dutton Ranch and Durell Vineyard, this wine is beautifully complex with aromas and flavors of pineapple, guava, honeydew and lime zest, as well as secondary notes of toasted almond macaroon, cinnamon and sugar cookies. On the palate, it is plush and mouthfilling, flowing to a long, layered finish"
New Pinot release from Patz & Hall!
This beautiful wine blends a selection of fruit from small, family owned vineyard sites from Sonoma Coast, Green Valley, Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley . Some of Sonoma's most distinguished viticulturists and vineyard owners provide fruit for this complex blend, including the Dutton Brothers, the Martinelli family, Charlie Chenoweth and Steve Hill. Reflecting its Sonoma Coast origins and the long, cool growing season, the Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir captures a more elegantly Burgundian expression of Pinot Noir. In the bouquet, this cool-climate charm takes the form of bright, fresh and flirtatious cherry and strawberry flavors. These fetching aromas are echoed on the palate, where complex layers of mulled cherries, strawberries and raspberries intermingle with spicy cinnamon and clove elements.
New release - Patz & Hall's top-of-the line Pinot from the legendary Hyde Vineyard.
93+ Points Robert Parker: "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is profoundly scented of black cherries, black raspberries and redcurrants with touches of forest floor, black soil, stewed tea and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it offers mouth-filling red and black berry flavors with a firm line of fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing spicy. 859 cases produced."