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2011 Patz & Hall Wine Company Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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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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2011 Patz & Hall Wine Company Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(14.2% alcohol; 50% new oak):  Bright medium red.  Pungent, scented nose offers red cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, clove and rose petal.  Juicy, spicy and refreshing, with lovely floral perfume and nicely integrated acidity framing the sappy red berry and salty mineral flavors.  Finishes with sweet, fine-grained tannins and lovely lift.  Utterly satisfying entry-level pinot.  Patz & Hall bottled more than 7,000 cases of this wine, and roughly the same quantity of the Sonoma Coast chardonnay (plus another 5,300+ of the Dutton Ranch chardonnay), with their dozen or more vineyard-designated bottlings accounting for not much more than 15% of total production in vintage 2011.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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