Patz & Hall's Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs consistently earn 90+ ratings from leading wine publications, particularly Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast andWine Advocate, which endorsed Sonoma as a "viticultural Shangri-La for Pinot Noir (and) Chardonnay."
Patz & Hall has been one of the most prominent names in the cult and collectable arena of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Today, we would like to offer two Patz & Hall wines. Both are very hard to obtain and both are offered at some of the best prices nationally. The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay listed below, is discounted to the lowest price nationally at $29.50 when purchasing a case. The Jenkins Ranch Carneros Pinot Noir is not only legendary in and of itself, the Jenkins Ranch vineyard has been producing some of the world's best Pinot Noirs since the late 1960s. These wines have not been offered in the state of Texas until today.
All the best, Rex & Michele
Patz & Hall formed their partnership in 1988, produced their first Chardonnay in 1994 (Carr Vineyard Mt. Veeder Chardonnay), and their first Pinot Noir in 1996 from Hyde Vineyard. The wines are a joint effort between winemakers James Hall and Anne Moses and the sales and marketing team of Donald and Heather Patz. Between them, they have made wine at Flora Springs, Honig Cellars, Far Niente and Cain Vineyard.
The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a benchmark for that appellation and their other single-vineyard Pinot Noirs (they work with about 15 vineyards) are consistently in the top echelon of California. They source grapes from regions ranging from the Santa Lucia Highlands to Mendocino County. There are two vineyards they source Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from: Alder Springs Vineyard in Mendocino and the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. Production is approximately 10,000 cases of Pinot Noir per year and 15,000 cases per year of Chardonnay. Although known for distinctive single vineyard bottlings, the lesser priced Sonoma Coast appellation Pinot Noir is a consistent performer year after year.
The winery was bought by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in mid-April 2016. The sale included the inventory of wines and interests in the winemaking facility and visitor's center in Sonoma. The wines will still be made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. All four of the founding partners including winemaker James Hall will remain with the winery to ensure continuity.
The wines are sold on the website and some releases enter the retail marketplace. A visitor's center is located in Sonoma just north of the Eighth Street wineries, within biking distance of Sonoma Square. Several tasting options are available for drop-ins and seated appointments. from pinotfile
Jenkins Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013
$55.00 per, 5% off 6, 10% 0ff 12, can mix
94 Points Wine Enthusiast | December 2015
"This wine comes from a vineyard planted in the early 2000s in the Sebastopol Hills by Charlie Chenoweth for the Jenkins family, a country music trio consisting of Nancy Jenkins and her two daughters. It is inviting and seductive in black cherry and baking spices. Tightly wound, it has nuance and a lingering afterthought of savory pepper and meat." - Virginie Boone
93 Points Wine Advocate | December 2014
"From Dijon clones 667 and 777, the 2013 Pinot Noir Jenkins Ranch spent time in 60% new French oak. Its deep ruby/purple hue is followed by beautiful aromas of wild mountain blue and black fruits, sweet raspberries, forest floor and spring flowers. As this meaty, rich, complex Pinot sits in the glass, notes of slow-cooked pot roast and bouquet garni also emerge. Already delicious, this beauty should continue to age nicely for 7-10 years." - Robert Parker
91 Points Wine Spectator | September 2015
"Dense and layered, with complex dark berry, fresh earth, cedar, sage and licorice notes. Gains depth and muscle, making a strong showing on the finish, where the flavors are intense and persistent. Drink now through 2021." - James Laube
91 Points Vinous | May 2016
"Full medium red. Aromas of dark plum and licorice complemented by torrefaction notes of roast coffee and smoked meat. Sweet, plush and easygoing, showing good flesh to its red fruit and spice flavors. Less penetrating and delineated--as well as less tannic--than the other 2013 pinots here, this wine is accessible already. 2015 - 2020" - Stephen Tanzer
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013
$32.75 per , 5% off 6, 10% 0ff 12, can mix
$29.50 lowest price on web with case pricing
93 PointsWine Enthusiast
"A well-crafted blending from several marquee vineyards within the producer's portfolio, this is a subtle, flirty and floral white, vibrant and dusted in minerality. An intense back beat of oak and power balances on the finish, in between a flurry of complex, compelling pear, apple and salty hazelnut." - Virginie Boone
The proof is always in the glass!