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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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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
(14.2% alcohol): Bright ruby. Complex nose melds black cherry, minerals and menthol. Juicy and tightly wound, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its mineral and rose petal flavors. Densely packed and sharply focused, but firm acidity is keeping the wine's fruit under wraps. This extremely young wine finishes with serious tannins and good drive. I'd hold it for four years. Winemaker Hall notes that this has the lowest pH among his 2009 pinots, at 3.5. While he describes the 2009 pinots as generally plush and big, this one stands out for its nervy character today.