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2017 Patz & Hall Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

ITEM 7979059 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
rolil0 1 $35 $35
13 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7994250 2 $35 Nov 7, 2021
I7983727 10 $35 Oct 24, 2021
I7979059 1 $35 Oct 17, 2021
I7970363 5 $35 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

...marked by big, bold flavor and grippy tannin delivering an inviting intensity that delights and confounds. Black cherry, plum and wild strawberry give it wide appeal and power, with an earthiness that melds within with ease and length.

91The Wine Advocate

...aromas of cranberries, blueberries, Bing cherries, dried leaves, charcuterie and baking spice hints. Medium-bodied with a good core of fruit, it's framed by firm, grainy tannins and juicy freshness, finishing long.

91Wine Spectator

Big and inky, with grippy tannins to the dark plum and black currant flavors. Humus accents in the midpalate, with some mocha notes on the finish.

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, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

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.