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Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 1999

Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

Price: $51.49 $46.34
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Item No. 44493
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Winemaker's Notes

1999 was an excellent, long growing season that allowed for slow and steady development of ripe fruit flavors within the grapes. The modest harvest size produced grapes with great intensity of flavor and distinctive vineyard character from Hyde Vineyard. The two clones grown at Hyde Vineyard were picked separately and vinified separately before being blended into an initial cuvée in early 2000. Hyde Vineyard generally is an early to mid season ripening site coming in before most of the Russian River Valley fruit but after some of the Napa Valley sites. Despite the small crop we proceeded to do a vigorous selection and thinning of clusters right at the beginning of the ripening process to insure the highest quality for the remaining grapes. Another key for us was a careful hand harvesting and three separate sortings of the grapes. First, before the grapes were harvested we passed through removing any imperfect clusters, second during the harvest we hand sorted the fruit as it was placed in the harvest bins and finally we ran all the clusters over our sorting table just before the grapes went to the press. Tasting Notes: Delicate, yellow/greenish color; delicate, pure aromas of wildflowers and pear; perfumed flavors of nutmeg/clove lead into ripe & refreshing pear, kumquat and mineral notes with undertones of passion fruit and lime; long and refreshingly creamy finish.

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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 Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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