Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard
16 Ratings
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16 Ratings
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

The 2005 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Hyde Vyd 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 flavors, this elegant wine displays excellent structure and complexity. The elongated finish is complimented by flavors of pomegranate and cardamom. This is a California Wine.

Vineyard

Patz & Hall

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Region

United States

The 2005 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Hyde Vyd 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 flavors, this elegant wine displays excellent structure and complexity. The elongated finish is complimented by flavors of pomegranate and cardamom. This is a California Wine.

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    Ripe fruit and cherries Med-long finish

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Good deep red. Perfumed nose and palate offer strawberry, cola, mocha and underbrush, plus a lightly caramelized quality; lots of soil character here. At once sweet and energetic, with a lovely light touch contributing to the impression of lift. A very graceful, juicy and expressive pinot with excellent definition. With all the attention being paid these days to the Sonoma Coast and pinots north, it's too easy to forget about the best pinot noir sites of Carneros.