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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...
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Bright yellow-gold. Lemon drop, minerals and a note of white jasmine on the fresh but restrained nose. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a lovely light touch and lively acidity to the citrus, mineral and floral flavors. Concentrated, saline and persistent. Winemaker James Hall noted that the 2009s are generally deeper and more serious than the 2008s, which featured a compressed harvest due to heat. The weather conditions in 2009 were less punishing, he added. "The wines have good concentration and richness, with above-average acidity and smaller berries owing to the drought year, while the 2008s are fruitier."