2006 Patz & Hall - Chardonnay Walker Hill Ranch 750ml

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IWC 91(+?)   Collector 79
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

($55) Bright medium yellow. Yellow plum, pineapple, peach and flowers on the musky, aromatic nose; much fruitier than the Hudson sample that preceded it. Supple, sweet, aromatic and mouthfilling, with juicy acids perking up the flavors of mirabelle and peppermint. Not at all an outsized wine but has no shortage of volume. Finishes rather backward and serious, with a solid spine and good spicy persistence. I picked up a smoky note here, not unlike that shown by the Durell example, as well as a tannic edge.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 88
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/22/2009

Rating: 70
Author: rbbelzer
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 06/09/2015
Dried cork, amber, oxidized. Tasted like bad sherry.

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

54 bottles owned by 31 collectors.

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About This Producer


Since 1988, Patz & Hall has set a standard for Chardonnays and Pinots that epitomize poise and finesse. The winery is a partnership of four individuals - Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moss and Heather Patz - all of whom are veterans in the production of fine wine. Between them, they have made wine at Flora Springs, Honig Cellars, Far Niente, Marimar Torres, Spring Mountain and Cain Vineyard. They source from regions ranging from the Santa Lucia Highlands to Mendocino, and prime areas in between. The wines skillfully maintain the intricate and graceful dance between substance and balance, power and elegance - the key characteristics of world-class Pinot Noir.

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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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