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2009 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Carneros
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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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2009 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Carneros

Producer: Patz & Hall Wine Company
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Pale yellow-gold.  Distinctly Chablis-like aromas of lemon ice, menthol and minerals.  Dense and stony, with excellent inner-mouth lift to the licorice and menthol flavors.  Still quite unevolved.  Most impressive today on its very long, strong aftertaste, which features terrific energy and cut.  This was aged in 50% new oak but I never would have guessed it.  Hands off for at least a couple years.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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