Patz & Hall Zio Tony Ranch Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Item No. 93414
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WN92
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Winemaker's Notes

This site on Frei Road, in the heart of Russian River Valley, is owned by the Martinelli family and is farmed by George Martinelli, the youngest in a distinguished family of Sonoma County viticultural masters.

Reflecting the rich character of the small 2006 crop, this vintage of Patz & Hall's Zio Tony Ranch Russian River Chardonnay has a silky, viscous texture that accentuates its sweet custard and caramelized sugar elements. Vibrant and fruity, this wine displays more lime, peach and lemon cream notes than in previous vintages, with a citrus oil emphasis that segues to a long, satisfying finish.

"Bright gold hue. Fresh apricot and peach aromas with a secondary wet stone mineral scent. Ripe peach and caramel flavors with a subtle vanillin influence. Rich, steadfast close with lingering peach, butterscotch and mineral notes." 92 Points
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Patz and Hall Wine Company was founded in 1988 by Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz, and is dedicated to the production of hand-crafted wines. The four are long-time Napa Valley residents and wine industry professionals, with a wide variety of experiences. Patz and Hall produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from selected vineyard sources in Napa, Sonoma,...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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