Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Patz & Hall
Country: USA Region: California
District: Napa Valley
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Production: 1056 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=94) A brilliant wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard, utilizes about 10%-15% whole-clusters and 60% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Most of this vineyard is planted with Hyde Pinot Noir selections, including Calera. The vineyard was planted in 1979, but Patz & Hall used two older blocks among the 44 distinct parcels Hyde possesses. This dark ruby/plum coloured wine offers up notes of baking spices, black and red currants, sweet cherry and porcini mushroom. Some earth is present, and the wine is classic Pinot Noir with light tannin and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive focus and equilibrium. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
(JS=94) Aromas of dried strawberry, flowers, and almonds. Some smoky undertones. Medium to full body, pinpointed and linear with a finish that goes to the tip of your tongue. Energetic. Drink now.
(WS=92) Presents a charming, supple mix of plum, black cherry, rose petal and raspberry, shaded by hints of baking spices and light cedary oak. Still, a bit edgy, but should smooth out. Drink now. 1,056 cases were made.