Ripe and juicy, with red and black plum and black cherry flavors. The silky texture lets the flavors linger on the finish, ending with a touch of fresh earth and anise. Drink now through 2022. (JL)
Bright medium red. Pungent, scented nose offers red cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, clove and rose petal. Juicy, spicy and refreshing, with lovely floral perfume and nicely integrated acidity framing the sappy red berry and salty mineral flavors. Finishes with sweet, fine-grained tannins and lovely lift. Utterly satisfying entry-level pinot. Patz & Hall bottled more than 7,000 cases of this wine, and roughly the same quantity of the Sonoma Coast chardonnay (plus another 5,300+ of the Dutton Ranch chardonnay), with their dozen or more vineyard-designated bottlings accounting for not much more than 15% of total production in vintage 2011. (ST)
If never an especially complex Pinot, this nicely filled offering is long on straightforward fruit and gets a slight boost in richness from a modest measure of sweet oak. It is medium-full-bodied and supple without being soft, and its insistently, clean-as-can-be themes of cherries stay the course through to a slightly firm finish. It is built to keep for a season or two, but its easy balance and direct, very available style afford it with plenty of immediate appeal in the short term. *One Star*
The 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is their largest cuvee of Pinot Noir (just over 7,000 cases). This wine, which was totally harvested before any rains, displays a dark ruby color and notes of forest floor intermixed with anise, Asian plum sauce, pomegranate and black cherries. It is ripe, deep, lovely and ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. Patz and Hall has a long and enviable track record, making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of the very finest single vineyards in Northern California. They rarely miss a beat, and the wines are 'sure bets' regardless of vintage conditions. The current group of 2011s and early-released 2012s once again prove the consistency of these wines, which cut a very attractive synthesis in style between the more austere Burgundian model and the riper, more fruit-laden California style. As one can see, these are consistently well-made wines from Patz and Hall that merit significant attention from all serious wine consumers. The Pinot Noirs from Patz and Hall tend to be cold-soaked prior to fermentation for 3-4 days, and depending on the vintage, the grapes are usually uncrushed whole clusters with normally around 10-20% stems utilized. (RP)
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