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2012 Patz & Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros
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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 Hudson Vineyard Carneros

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

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

Pale bright yellow.  Knockout nose combines peach, green melon, lemon, hazelnut, iodine and wild herbs.  Concentrated, sweet and seamless, with salty minerality and a repeating wild herb element giving lift to the pineapple and tropical fruit flavors.  Silky and oily chardonnay with a light touch, and very long on the finish.  I love the balance between fresh fruit and saline minerality.  A beauty.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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