Patz & Hall

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.140 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Been a awhile since I’ve had a Patz & Hall.

Nose reveals; baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, dry twigs, tree sap, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets.

The body full & round...well extracted. A little too much. Nice viscosity. Baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, big dark fruit cola, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, sage, nut skin, dry twigs, tree sap, dark spice with palate heat, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The acidity round & rushes like a fresh water mountain river. The finish is extremely well balanced, polished, rich, lush, elegant persistent ending in dark spice & earthiness.

There is another point or two to be had from this bottling with three to five years of cellaring.

Photos of, our friends deck in progress and vistas.

Been a awhile since I’ve had a Patz & Hall.

Nose reveals; baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, dry twigs, tree sap, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets.

The body full & round...well extracted. A little too much. Nice viscosity. Baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, big dark fruit cola, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, sage, nut skin, dry twigs, tree sap, dark spice with palate heat, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The acidity round & rushes like a fresh water mountain river. The finish is extremely well balanced, polished, rich, lush, elegant persistent ending in dark spice & earthiness.

There is another point or two to be had from this bottling with three to five years of cellaring.

Photos of, our friends deck in progress and vistas.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2020
Claire Walsh

Traditionally delicious with mushroom pizza. Red fruit n sh*t.

Traditionally delicious with mushroom pizza. Red fruit n sh*t.

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Nice to visit an old friend. Light Strawberry with red licorice and cherry pie.

Nice to visit an old friend. Light Strawberry with red licorice and cherry pie.

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Nice fruit black fruit floral oak medium bodied

Nice fruit black fruit floral oak medium bodied

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2018
Andrea Watt

dry and dark with oak and dried cherry

dry and dark with oak and dried cherry

Apr 18th, 2019
Steve Mitchell

Nicely done.

Nicely done.

Jan 19th, 2019
Derek Wang

Peppery start opens up to dark fruits. Very light and refreshing

Peppery start opens up to dark fruits. Very light and refreshing

Dec 30th, 2018
Bo Boughton

Really good with an incredible sushi dinner

Really good with an incredible sushi dinner

Sep 7th, 2018
Joe Lyons

Deep dark fruit, blackberries, great spice and earth tones, wished the corked hadn’t disintegrated and I had to strain the wine, very good Estate Pinot! Reliving our Healdsburg trip from last week!!

Deep dark fruit, blackberries, great spice and earth tones, wished the corked hadn’t disintegrated and I had to strain the wine, very good Estate Pinot! Reliving our Healdsburg trip from last week!!

Jul 22nd, 2018
Matt Dill

Opened up nicely. Drank a little like a carneros Pinot. Like Flowers or Lynmar.

Opened up nicely. Drank a little like a carneros Pinot. Like Flowers or Lynmar.

Jun 12th, 2018