Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley 2005
Vineyard Character: Scents of orange peel and orange blossom, flavors of fresh green apple, orange marmalade and ginger. This single vineyard Chardonnay is comprised of a blend of Larry Hyde's unique selections of Hyde-Wente, Musque and Robert Young clones Tasting Notes: The 2005 Hyde Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay is crisp, clean and powerful with lively and zesty aromas of ruby grapefruit, Kaffir lime and orange blossom. Elevated flavors of ripe pink lady apple, lemon drops, nectarine and white lily flower are followed by a creamy finish with great acidity and excellent balance of oak. Winemaking: 100% Chardonnay fruit; Whole cluster pressed; Multi-yeast fermentations (wild & cultured); Sur lie aged with weekly stirring; 100% malo-lactic fermentation in barrel; 55% new Burgundian French oak barrels; Bottled without fining or filtration
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.
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Patz & Hall is dedicated to crafting benchmark Chardonnays that articulate the nuanced depth and character of this legendary wine grape. To create their Chardonnays, they work alongside some of California's most renowned winegrowers to source the finest fruit. In the winery, they strive to honor the expressive personality of each vineyard, and every new vintage, to produce lush and compelling Chardonnays with an authentic sense of place.
Patz \& Hall Chardonnay Napa This is a blend of several superior Napa Valley vineyards showing the classic proportions of the appellation, which continues the 17-year tradition of this blend with bright, complex fruits (pear, peach, melon) tempered with layers of spicy, yeasty brioche and toasted hazelnuts.
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