More Vintages and Sizes of Patz & Hall - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132
($50) Deep yellow. Highly complex nose melds lemon drop, iodine and minerals, plus a suggestion of redcurrant. Very firmly structured but not hard, with terrific nerve and lift to the fruit. Firm acidity and intriguing hints of minerals and flowers leaven the wine's sweetness. At 3.3, this has the lowest pH of these 2005s. At once juicy and mouthfilling on the very long finish, which throws off hints of nutmeg and smoke. Conveys a strong impression of soil character.
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Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/16/2013
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/08/2009
Drink Dates: 2007-2011
disappointing; a bit flat and lacking in fruit.
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