Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2011
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.
Editorial Reviews for Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Carneros Hyde Vineyard
Full and richly complex aromas of black cherry and chocolate, toast, oak and vanilla and a bit of tar. Flavors are smooth, with round tannins, cinnamon, baking spice and cedar box, leather, tobacco and beautiful black cherry.
Clear, transparent cherry color. Delicate slight red berry aromas. Quite delicate on the tongue. Some hint of cherry fruit, but, make no mistake this is wine—not cough syrup. So, Meiomi lovers need not apply. Maybe some bitter chocolate, some tar. Good refreshing acid. Pretty sophisticated wine.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Carneros Hyde Vineyard
Combines deliciously ripe dark berry fruit with a graceful texture and deft balance, featuring juicy wild berry and blackberry at the core. Floral, spice and anise touches linger on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Made from a combination of Dijon clones and the renowned (and winemaker’s favorite) calera clonal material, the 2011 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard offers up notes of roasted meats, bouquet garni, black currants and black cherries along with loads of steak tartare in a deep, rich, medium to full-bodied style. Sadly, only 629 cases were produced of this Pinot Noir that begs for consumption over the next 3–4 years.
Good medium red, not too bright. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, raspberry, strawberry, mocha, loam and brown spices, lifted by floral notes of lavender and rose petal. Rich, broad and concentrated; more about spices and flowers than primary fruit today but sophisticated and complex nonetheless. A faint mintiness provides lift. Spreads out nicely on the back half, finishing with a light dusting of tannins and plenty of energy. This one needs a few years in the cellar.