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Bottle Price: $76.00
Bin: 597
Name: Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2013
Region: Sonoma County AVA, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Producer: Patz & Hall
Country: USA
Rating: 91 Points-Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: The 2013 vintage produced an enticing expression of Pinot Noir filled with beautiful layers of pure red fruit, excellent tannic structure and bright acidity. On the nose, and on the palate, gorgeous layers of cranberry, raspberry and smoky strawberry dominate, with sophisticated bass notes of black tea, forest floor, cocoa and spice acting as a foil to the vivid red fruit. This is a classic expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, with an appealingly dry and focused finish.
Galaxy Notes: All of our Pinot Noirs are produced using "whole cluster" additions. Usually, 20 percent of the clusters go directly into specially designed fermentors with no de-stemming or crushing at all. The remaining 80 percent will be carefully de-stemmed only. In this way, we allow the intricate fruit flavors and aromas of Pinot Noir to begin developing during fermentation. To further extract color and flavor components, we use a proprietary "punch-over" device to thoroughly break up the cap two to three times per day. Then, when fermentation is complete, we empty the tank with care to capture just the free run juice. The press wine is only incorporated after James evaluates it, rejecting it if it is coarse or overtly astringent. The new wine is racked into French oak barrels where it undergoes malo-lactic fermentation. Oak is an important component of the finished wine, but must not overwhelm the delicately layered symphony of flavors and aromas we work so diligently to create.
Food Pairings: BLACKENED CHICKEN FLATBREAD PIZZA OLD WORLD STYLE CHICKEN MARSALA BAY OF FUNDY SALMON LAND and SEA GRILLED AHI TUNA FRESH CUT FILET MIGNON