Posts Tagged Patz & Hall

2012 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River Valley

In the glass, the wine sports a straw color with obvious particulate matter and density, evidence of the long sur lie aging and non-filtered bottling style employed by winemaker James Hall. In the nose, smoky butter toffee cloaks the opulent scents... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Burnside Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Who says a California Pinot Noir can’t be light and ladylike? Sporting a translucent rose coral color that lightens at the rim, and a 13.2% alcohol level more reminiscent of Burgundy, this charmer offers up scents of rose perfume, red cherry, red... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Chenoweth Ranch, Russian River Valley

Unlike many high-alcohol Pinot Noirs from California, which often smell and taste like Syrah, this bottling stays true to the varietal profile and typical lightness on the palate. It is a clear, translucent ruby red in color, and bright floral and... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros

This wine has a clear, translucent ruby red hue, and aromas of dark cherry, cranberry jelly, rich loam, menthol, orange and woodspice. Lithe in the mouth, showing great balance. The tannins are fine grained and silky. With aeration, a note of brown... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall ‘Hyde Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Carneros

Clear deep straw in color, this unfined and unfiltered wine is already throwing tartrate “wine crystals.” In the nose, high-toned baking spices and butter intermingle with a scent of orange extract. The initial palate impression is viscous and... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Jenkins Ranch, Sonoma Coast

Nutmeg, cherry, jammy strawberry, clove, cinnamon, orange rind and cherry cola aromas are forward and promising. And the promise is kept, as the wine coats the mouth, picking up a youthful, earthy, tannic grip after mid-palate, then cascades to a... Read more

2013 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

An engaging nose of butter-kissed baking spices and apple, leading to stone fruit and lightly toasted nuts. A small hole mid-palate fills back in nicely at the end, inviting another sip. MSRP: $38 (November 2014) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

A Luxurious New Way to Experience Patz & Hall Wines

We’ve been telling you about the fine wines of Patz & Hall for years. In fact, P&H’s Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Carneros region of California’s North Coast was Wine Lines’ No. 1-rated wine two years running.  There was... Read more

2011 Patz & Hall ‘Burnside Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Nearly opaque dark ruby in color, lightening at the rim, this wine has a mild earthy quality (much like red Burgundy), along with a dark flower perfume and some high-toned spices in the nose. The black cherry fruit is jammy and fleshy, and there are... Read more

2011 Patz & Hall ‘Chenoweth Ranch’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

This is a beguiling wine, from its translucent ruby color with coral shadings through its vanilla-kissed sweet fruit finish. The inviting, aromatic nose conjures up orange zest, concentrated strawberry, pencil shavings, red cherry, and pinches of... Read more