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Date Printed: 11/20/2014
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 122791)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast 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 cool 2011 vintage has yielded a lovely, aromatically driven expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir marked by layered floral notes of rose, carnation and violet, as well as delicate hints of red fruit and spice. On the palate, the flavors are vivid and pure, with red cherry and raspberry fruit supported by soft, yet enlivening acidity. The tannins are supple and subtle, adding to this wine's weight and velvety texture, with oak-inspired notes of cinnamon, clove and maple syrup contributing nuance and complexity. All of these elements lead to a long creamy finish, with melt-in-your mouth tannins. This is an exceptional food wine that will provide lots of pleasure in its youth.
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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.