Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2014

$41.99

Great new Chardonnay release from Patz & Hall - dont miss.previous vintage 92 Points Robert Parker:  "Oodles of tropical fruit such as pineapple guava and mango are followed by notes of honeyed tangerine and citrus oil. It is deep, rich, full-bodied, and very complex already. This should drink nicely for 5-6 years." Patz & Hall's Dutton Ranch bottling is primarily comprised of dry-farmed, old-vine fruit from vines planted as long ago as 1969. The cool 2013 vintage produced a small crop of intensely flavored fruit. From the winery: "These low yields have accentuated this wine’s concentration, as well as its beautiful density and round, mouthcoating texture. The aromas offer ripe peach, pear, toasted almond and marzipan layers, alongside intriguing cinnamon, carnation and spice notes somewhat reminiscent of a great Gewürztraminer. On the palate, this wine is plush and lingering, with flavors or ripe pineapple and green apple. For all of its crowd-pleasing weight and texture, there is also focused acidity and a bright, crisp minerality that adds precision and length."                     

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Ratings on Delectable

Sarah Stierch Delectable Pro

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

Exceptional, if I do say.

Exceptional, if I do say.

9.4

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

Crispy and still oak in there. I am a fan. P&H do it again.

Crispy and still oak in there. I am a fan. P&H do it again.

9.3

Anjoleena Griffin-Holst Delectable Pro

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

PYT @drpinot

PYT @drpinot

9.3

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Found another '14 bottle, continuing to develop nicely. Bright straw yellow with aromas of fresh fruit, stone fruits and citrus with floral notes. On the palate, complex flavors, full and rich with peach, green apple, mango and vanilla spice. The wine had a soft mineral taste with nutty toasty oak, noting that the wine sat on French oak, (40% new). The finish was smooth with great texture and balance, time in the cellar will add benefit, an outstanding offering from Patz & Hall.

Found another '14 bottle, continuing to develop nicely. Bright straw yellow with aromas of fresh fruit, stone fruits and citrus with floral notes. On the palate, complex flavors, full and rich with peach, green apple, mango and vanilla spice. The wine had a soft mineral taste with nutty toasty oak, noting that the wine sat on French oak, (40% new). The finish was smooth with great texture and balance, time in the cellar will add benefit, an outstanding offering from Patz & Hall.

9.1

Jeff Ball

Crisp and tart. Paired well with scampi.

Crisp and tart. Paired well with scampi.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Bright straw yellow with aromas of fresh fruit, stone fruits and citrus with floral notes. On the palate, the flavor was somewhat complex, full and rich with layered flavors of peach, green apple, mango and vanilla spice. The wine had a slight mineral taste with nutty toasty oak, noting that the wine sat on French oak, (40% new). The finish was smooth with great texture and balance, time in the cellar will add benefit, an outstanding offering from Patz & Hall.

Bright straw yellow with aromas of fresh fruit, stone fruits and citrus with floral notes. On the palate, the flavor was somewhat complex, full and rich with layered flavors of peach, green apple, mango and vanilla spice. The wine had a slight mineral taste with nutty toasty oak, noting that the wine sat on French oak, (40% new). The finish was smooth with great texture and balance, time in the cellar will add benefit, an outstanding offering from Patz & Hall.

9.2

Brian Hearty

2014. Rich chardonnay. Paired great with crispy black bass and artichokes.

2014. Rich chardonnay. Paired great with crispy black bass and artichokes.

9.2

Harry Bullivant

Delicate, buttery, but not overly oaked. Creamy mouthful, floral nose. Went well with both pork and clam pasta at Bottega. Still excellent the following day with only a Cork and fridge to keep it fresh.

Delicate, buttery, but not overly oaked. Creamy mouthful, floral nose. Went well with both pork and clam pasta at Bottega. Still excellent the following day with only a Cork and fridge to keep it fresh.

9.4

ADAM STROMFELD Delectable Pro

Butterscotch candy on the finish nice acidity on the mid-palate soft some nice acidity that melts away

Butterscotch candy on the finish nice acidity on the mid-palate soft some nice acidity that melts away

9.0

Ryan Johnson

It's an anomaly that when it is hot as hell outside- a rich, oaky, Chardonnay is my favorite. Lemon, pineapples, butterscotch. Served cold!

It's an anomaly that when it is hot as hell outside- a rich, oaky, Chardonnay is my favorite. Lemon, pineapples, butterscotch. Served cold!

9.5

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