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2016 Patz & Hall Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

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May 14, 2023 - $46



93+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with notes of black cherries, warm plums and wild blueberries with touches of Indian spices, fertile loam and fungi. Medium-bodied, it offers black berries and earth notions in the mouth, with a firm, fine-grained frame and long, earthy finish.

93Wine Spectator

Lithe, pure-tasting and focused, with accents of dried tarragon to the crisp cherry and raspberry flavors. Spiced melon and pastry notes linger on the finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

This lovely, memorable wine has a candied element that's inviting and exotic—a strong element of orange peel that refreshes the palate. Cranberry, forest floor and black tea accent a core of salty, meaty and savory character that's irresistible and balanced.


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.


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.