Patz & Hall was founded in 1988 by Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz. Patz & Hall now has a well-founded reputation for top-end single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. A commitment to developing close personal relationships with many of California’s finest growers: people like Larry Hyde, Lee Hudson and the Martinelli and Pisoni families, has become the cornerstone of the winery’s success, allowing Patz & Hall to realize the highest levels of quality and consistency. Patz & Hall make all of their wines in a state-of-the-art winery in Sonoma designed by winemaker James Hall, allowing them complete control during every step of the winemaking process. in the winery, Patz & Hall applies both traditional and cutting-edge techniques, including a unique, custom barrel program, where stave wood is air dried and seasoned for three years to Patz & Hall’s specifications by the François Frères and Seguin Moreau cooperages. To reveal the distinct identity of the legendary sites they work with, Patz & Hall applies a consistent winemaking approach that has been refined to underscore the finesse, depth and complexity of each vineyard. Located in the Sonoma Coast, Carneros (Napa Valley), Russian River Valley, Mendocino County and Santa Lucia Highlands, these vineyards span California’s finest winegrowing regions.
This is a standout of the vintage and a classic expression of Hyde, delivering alluring orange citrus and white flower aromatics that hover above the glass. On the palate, this wine shows what makes Hyde such a grand cru-caliber site, with each sip revealing something new. This is a vivacious and mineral-infused wine, with elegant flavors of tangerine, orange blossom, honeysuckle, lavender and graham cracker.