Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Mendocino County Alder Springs Vineyard 2006
Cherry earth mineral and dusty cedar aromas are complex and the tannins are firm and tight. At this point the tannins hold the upper edge but short-term cellaring or decanting should do the trick. Drink now through 2010. 531 cases made. Old world in texture and flavors - briar licorice and exotic spicy aromas of cedar and clove. This is a complex and concentrated wine and expands dramatically when decanted.
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.