Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015
- North Coast,Sonoma Coast
- Pinot Noir
A complex, layered expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with inviting aromas of warm cherry cobbler, butter crust, cinnamon, clove and Mexican chocolate, as well as hints of menthol and fresh leather. This wine is smooth and elegant, with creamy tannins supporting abundant layers of sweet, pure fruit.- Winemaker's Notes
Juicy and earthy, this lovely appellation wine is voluptuous with a spicy thread. Blueberry and huckleberry fruit meld seamlessly into savory bites of tree bark and forest as the whole offers length and breadth. - WE93
Patz & Hall was founded in 1988 by four talented individuals: Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz.
SEEDS OF A GREAT PARTNERSHIP
The seeds for Patz & Hall were planted in the 1980s when assistant winemaker James Hall and national sales manager Donald Patz struck up a close friendship while working together at Flora Springs Winery and Vineyards. The two discovered a mutual enthusiasm for a rich and compelling style of wine made by applying traditional winemaking techniques to fruit from elite, small vineyards. Inspired to combine their winemaking and sales talents, James and Donald joined with partners Anne Moses and Heather Patz, to establish Patz & Hall.
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Together, they turned Patz & Hall into one of California’s most highly regarded wineries with a celebrated portfolio of single-vineyard wines. To achieve their goal of making exceptional limited-production wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the four founders each focused their specialized knowledge and expertise on different areas of the winery’s operations. This integrated approach, along with a commitment to developing close personal relationships with many of California’s finest growers—people like Larry Hyde, Lee Hudson and the Martinelli and Pisoni families—became the cornerstones of the winery’s success.