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2012 Patz & Hall Wine Company Pinot Noir Gap's Crown 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 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Sonoma Coast

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

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

(around 15% alcohol; from Dijon clone 667 planted on a rocky site):  Good dark red.  Musky raspberry, blackberry, brown spices and bitter chocolate on the nose.  Large-scaled, supple and rich, with an almost zin-like ripeness to the flavors of wild brambly dark fruits, sassafras and chocolate.  This thick, very spicy fruit bomb finishes with big, chewy tannins and a lingering chocolate flavor.  In a  rather unrefined style that may not be appreciated by Burgundy lovers.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

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