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2011 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Dutton 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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2011 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley

Producer: Patz & Hall Wine Company
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

(35% new oak):  Straw-yellow.  Understated but pure aromas of pineapple, lemon, marzipan and nutmeg oil.  At once glyceral and brisk, with a rich, supple texture nicely cut by harmonious citrussy acidity.  A piquant note of pineapple and firm finishing minerality leaves a fairly dry impression on the aftertaste.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Chardonnay

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