Lot #31 PATZ & HALL
35TH ANNIVERSARY CUVÉE
Patz & Hall Estate Vineyard
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
Patz & Hall will mark its 35th Anniversary in 2023. To celebrate this significant milestone, Founding Winemaker James Hall has crafted a Chardonnay from the new fourteen-acre Patz & Hall Estate Vineyard in the Green Valley AVA of the Russian River Valley. This exquisitely positioned vineyard sits on the crown of a hill on Green Valley Road, just north of Sebastopol. This lot is composed of 100% Chardonnay from the small 1.2 acre Rainbow Block, an organically-grown selection ‘massale’ planting of eight selections of Chardonnay.
Since its founding in 1988, Patz & Hall has made some of the New World’s most stirring and sought-after single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, wines that have become benchmarks for their intensity, elegance, and complexity. This “35th Anniversary Cuvée” broadens this tradition by marking the first estate-grown grapes in Patz & Hall’s portfolio.
The large number of Chardonnay types included in the Rainbow Block produces an extraordinarily complex, highly aromatic, well-structured wine of amazing texture and depth. This wine will be aged sixteen months sur-lie in a Taransaud Pure “T” barrel and hand bottled, unfiltered, directly from the barrel.
WINEMAKER(S): James Hall & Tom Klassen
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: January 2024
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: September 2024
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.