Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014

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Our 2014 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is one of the finest vintages of this wine we have ever made. In addition to reflecting the dazzling quality of the 2014 growing season, this vintage includes grapes from an exceptional new vineyard that was planted specifically for us by renowned winegrower Mark Sanchietti. Though it comes from a who's who of world-class Sonoma Coast vineyards, the core of this Chardonnay is from Sanchietti Vineyard Pleasant Hill and Gap's Crown, with the Sanchietti fruit adding richness and texture and the Gap's Crown grapes providing minerality and vibrant acidity. Blended with grapes from acclaimed vineyards like Parmalee Hill, Dutton Ranch and Durell Vineyard, this wine is beautifully complex with aromas and flavors of pineapple, guava, honeydew and lime zest, as well as secondary notes of toasted almond macaroon, cinnamon and sugar cookies. On the palate, it is plush and mouthfilling, flowing to a long, layered finish.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Patz & Hall
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine EnthusiastCrafted from a range of vineyards, including Gap's Crown and some new sites in this vintage, this lovely, well-made and balanced wine is made in larger quantities than the producer's vineyard-designates and is enjoyable young. Creamy and full bodied at first, it evolves into cohesive flavors of baked pear, toasted almond and lemon-lime.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorLeaning a little too heavily on tart grapefruit flavors, this nonetheless represents a style well-suited for oysters, unfolding to reveal a core of white peach. Drink now. 13,500 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2016