Patz and Hall Winery Napa Valley
The two partners here first worked for FLORA SPRINGS and during this association they determined to establish a small winemaking operation in order to produce top-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The regular bottlings of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley Chardonnay are impressive but even more so are the small-volume runs produced from a number of single vineyards. Top Pinot Noir is now sourced from the Alder Springs, Gap’s Crown, Jenkins, Hyde, Burnside and Pisoni vineyards. Chardonnay emerges from Alder Springs, Durrell Ranch, Dutton Ranch, Hyde and recently the Zio Tony Ranch in the Russian River. The wines see a high proportion of new oak and, as with so many top-quality producers now, indigenous yeasts are favoured and they are always bottled unfiltered. These are big, forward, explosive examples of both varieties. (DM)
Patz and Hall Winery Napa Valley www.patzhall.com
James Hall and Donald Patz PO Box 5479, Napa, CA 94581
Tel: 707 265-7700 Fax: 707 265-7708
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