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2012 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay 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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2012 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(the AVA chardonnay and pinot were bottled in July of 2013, the rest at the end of August or in December):  Pale, bright yellow.  Inviting aromas of lemon, tropical fruits and fresh herbs, plus an exotic suggest of botrytis.  At once silky and sappy, showing a slight acid edge to the flavors of yellow fruits, floral honey, clove and salty minerals.  This calmed down with aeration to show appealing texture and very good balance.  An excellent opening shot to this line-up of chardonnays.

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