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2005 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County
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About Patz & Hall Wine Company

Patz and Hall grew out of James Hall and Donald Patz's friendship, formed during their time working together at Flora Springs Winery. The two shared a passion for rich, traditionally produced wines from Burgundy varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. When they teamed up with Anne Moses and Heather Patz in 1988, their dreams of...

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2005 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County

Producer: Patz & Hall Wine Company
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Mendocino

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92(+) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007

($55) Bright medium yellow. Superrich aromas of candied yellow fruits, lemon drop, roasted grain, smoke and vanilla. Large-scaled, broad and impressively fine-grained; this really fills the mouth but bright acids give it a light touch. A leesy quality adds complexity. This seems every bit as rich as the superb 2004, and also calls for 12 to 18 months of patience.

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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Chardonnay

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