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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 119760)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The cooler 2010 growing season has produced a classic expression of Pinot Noir with beautiful layers of cherry, raspberry, cedar, clove and cinnamon, as well as more floral notes of rose and carnation. Though the tannins are creamy, rich and fine-grained, there is a bright acidity that penetrates the tannins and keeps the wine light and lively. While the wine's energy and hightone red-fruit notes are a constant from start to finish, deeper notes of chocolate, moist earth and forest floor offer balance and add complexity. A great wine that's reminiscent of the exceptional 2007 vintage.
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About Patz & Hall:

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, Mendocino and Monterey counties. The Patz and Hall method is to work closely with each of their growers to achieve a unique expression of the vineyard site and deliver wines that reflect both the site and their vision for great wine.