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2013 Patz & Hall Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 8316002 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
Goosehou… $35 $35
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8316002 1 $35 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

Notes of stone fruits and wet pebbles...hints of nectarines, orange blossoms, crisp apple skins and wet stones. Fresh, medium-bodied and Chablis-like in character...

91Vinous / IWC

Aromas of pineapple, papaya, nutmeg and crème brûlée, plus a smoky overlay. Plush and sweet on the palate, with Meursault-like flavors of pineapple, peach, minerals and roasted nuts; the reductive smoky note carries through in the mouth. The dry finish features good grip.

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.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.