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2017 Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Pinot Noir

ITEM 7979058 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
estes 1 $35 $35
brire0 1 $35 $35
9 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7983726 7 $35 Oct 24, 2021
I7979058 2 $35 Oct 17, 2021
I7970362 13 $35 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

Classy forest floor, mulberry, black raspberry, spice, and incense notes...a beautifully elegant, seamless, classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir...

93+ The Wine Advocate

...opens to black cherries, pipe tobacco, jamón ibérico, forest floor and accents of dried lilac. It’s medium-bodied and silky with expansive layers structured by mouthwatering acidity and a grainy frame, finishing long.

PRODUCER

Patz & Hall

Patz & Hall was founded in Napa Valley in 1988 when two couples, Donald and Heather Patz, and James Hall and Anne Moses, decided to make single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Donald and James had worked together at Flora Springs Winery, and Anne was a winemaker at Far Niente. The winery sources its grapes from numerous small, family-owned vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Monterey Counties. Patz & Hall makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a Burgundian style, and their wines have been well reviewed by such wine writers as James Laube, who calls their Chardonnays “simply delicious; they are very rich and creamy, and all are worthy of outstanding ratings.”

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.