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2009 Patz & Hall Wine Company Pinot Noir Chenoweth 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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2009 Patz & Hall Wine Company Pinot Noir Chenoweth Ranch Russian River Valley

Producer: Patz & Hall Wine Company
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(14.8% alcohol):  Bright ruby-red.  Musky, soil-driven aromas of black raspberry, black tea and flowers.  Concentrated, juicy and penetrating, conveying a high-pH mouth feel but good energy and firm underlying structure.  The wine's floral element builds with aeration.  Finishes with firm tannic spine and very good juicy persistence.  Made from Dijon clones that yielded less than 1.5 tons per acre in 2009, according to winemaker Hall.  This should age nicely.

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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