Patz & Hall Chardonnay Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2006
94 points and named 'Chardonnay of the Year (2008)', Wine News: Bright gold hue. A mixed nose of apple, sweet oak, clove and banana peel. Soft, juicy mouth-feel with layers of caramel, peach and apple butter flavors. An opulent, fruit-driven finish with well-integrated toasted oak. 2,690 cases. (Dec 2008/Jan 2009)
Established in 1988, Patz & Hall embodies the shared vision and collective expertise of four talented friends - Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz. Together, this dedicated team of individuals has turned a desire to craft benchmark, single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs into one of California's most celebrated artisan wineries.
External Reviews for Patz & Hall Chardonnay Carneros Hyde Vineyard
Bright yellow. Very pure, Burgundian perfume of pineapple, lemon, peach skin, minerals and mint. A distinct step up from the foregoing wines in intensity and concentration. This offers terrific cut and perfume without any impression of weight. The pineapple and stone flavors lead to a very long, brisk, mouth-cleansing finish. Superb. International Wine Cellar, May Jun 08