Grapelive: Wine of the Week

ph.jpg2007 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley.
Year after year Patz & Hall has made great Chardonnay, and this vintage is no exception, in fact it might be one of the best they have ever done. Also, this will be the last vintage of the Napa Valley cuvee, as they are going to use their best Sonoma vineyards from now on. James Hall is one heck of a winemaker and has crafted many sublime efforts both with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This wine is rich and focused with lovely depth of flavors that include apple, pear, pineapple, butterscotch, fig, vanilla and licorice. This Chard has a thick texture, but balanced and fresh, making it lush and still vibrant. This wine is an exciting and wonderful hand crafted wine that even reminds me of a fine Corton-Charlemagne, a Grand Cru White Burgundy.
($38-40 Est.) 92-93 Points, grapelive

PATZ & HALL

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