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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...
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(14.8% alcohol; vinified with 20% whole clusters; 75% new oak): Good bright, dark red. Aromas of black raspberry, cola, bitter chocolate and pungent brown spices; if the Five Barrel is Chambolle, this is Vosne. Creamy and bracing thanks to bright acidity, with concentrated dark berry flavors offering an exciting combination of perfume and power. Wonderfully generous, strong pinot noir with palate-staining persistence and terrific lift. I haven't yet tasted other 2011 pinots from Santa Lucia Highlands but if this wine is any indication this was a superb vintage in this area.