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2007 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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2007 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 2009

($39) Pale, bright yellow. Steely citrus peel aroma lifted by minerals and flowers. Juicy and subtle, offering more definition and grip to its pineapple, mineral and floral flavors than the Napa Valley version. Fresh acidity contributes to an impression of purity and thrust. But this firmly built, persistent wine is youthfully closed today.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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