The 2005 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is an impressive vineyard site- stones and cobbles mixed with red soi...Read more...
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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.
The 2005 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is an impressive vineyard site- stones and cobbles mixed with red soil, yielding small clusters from the already shy bearing Wente clone. The wine started to ferment indigenously (without cultured yeast) which brought about exotic aromas and a voluptuous mouth. The 2003 Durell has aromas of butter cookie and spiced apricot. The mouth is broad and round- with flavors of cantaloupe, toasted brioche and a hint of beeswax. The wine has a long creamy finish with lingering tastes of applesauce and vanill
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