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2005 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley
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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 Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley

Producer: Patz & Hall Wine Company
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007

($39; from vines planted in 1969, the '70s and the early '80s) Bright yellow. Restrained, pure nose hints at lemon ice; quite Chablis-like. Juicy, sharply delineated, if more tropical fruity in the mouth; but the flavors of pineapple and guava are refreshing rather than heavy. A nicely gripping chardonnay that conveys an impression of texture without weight. Finishes fresh and persistent.

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