The 2017 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a favorite around these parts. Fresh aromas of bright cherry, spice, and cranberry are present. Full and lush on the palate, the wine is balanced by a solid line of acidity. Bright berry fruits on the finish which is lengthy. Pair me with lamb…please!
Wine & Spirits
James Hall blends this wine from 18 vineyards, mostly in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. He lets the fermentation start slowly, with ambient yeasts, then finishes it with cultured yeasts, aging the wine in French oak barrels (45 percent new) and bottling it unfiltered. The wine is beefy and youthfully tannic, even as the color is transparent in the glass. Behind the tannins, there’s a tight, cool and saline pinot with plush black-cherry flavors.