Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard
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Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard

Wine Details

Vineyard

Patz & Hall

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage) Turning more towards the red-fruit spectrum of aromas and flavors than in previous vintages, the 2006 HYDE VINEYARD Carneros Pinot Noir showcases layers of strawberry, cherry and cassis. To accentuate these vibrant qualities, the winemaking incorporated 20 percent whole clusters, which also contributed an exotic hint of cinnamon-clove spice. Intricate, ethereal and aromatically driven, this nuanced Pinot Noir seamlessly blends smooth tannins with natural minerality and focused acidity, yielding a wine with bright, appealing finesse and sophistication.

Winemaker's Notes

Hyde has justifiably become one of the superstar vineyards in Carneros. Small berry size concentrates intensity and vineyard character, essential to the winemaker's quest to bring forth the elusive "terroir" of the site. The 2005 Hyde Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir showcases aromas of cherry, raspberry, chocolate and woodsy forest floor. Expansive structure, coupled with silky tannins on the palate, is accented by highly extracted blueberry, fig, mocha and spice. With its array of aromas and flavor...

Vineyard

Patz & Hall

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Region

United States

Hyde has justifiably become one of the superstar vineyards in Carneros. Small berry size concentrates intensity and vineyard character, essential to the winemaker's quest to bring forth the elusive "terroir" of the site. The 2005 Hyde Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir showcases aromas of cherry, raspberry, chocolate and woodsy forest floor. Expansive structure, coupled with silky tannins on the palate, is accented by highly extracted blueberry, fig, mocha and spice. With its array of aromas and flavor...

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