2011 Pinot Noir
The cool 2011 vintage has yielded a lovely, aromatically driven expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir marked by layered floral notes of rose, carnation and violet, as well as delicate hints of red fruit and spice. On the palate, the flavors are vivid and pure, with red cherry and raspberry fruit supported by soft, yet enlivening acidity. The tannins are supple and subtle, adding to this wine’s weight and velvety texture, with oak-inspired notes of cinnamon, clove and maple syrup contributing nuance and complexity. All of these elements lead to a long creamy finish, with melt-in-your mouth tannins. This is an exceptional food wine that will provide lots of pleasure in its youth.
Retail Price: $45.00
- 92 Points | Wine Spectator Insider
“Ripe and juicy, with red and black plum and black cherry flavors. The silky texture lets the flavors linger on the finish, ending with a touch of fresh earth and anise.” - J.L.
- 90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Bright medium red. Pungent, scented nose offers red cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, clove and rose petal. Juicy, spicy and refreshing, with lovely floral perfume and nicely integrated acidity framing the sappy red berry and salty mineral flavors. Finishes with sweet, fine-grained tannins and lovely lift. Utterly satisfying entry-level pinot.”
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In the News
- “A Toast to Thanksgivukkah:What wines will you drink when Hanukkah and Thanksgiving share the same day?
“For Thanksgiving I look for lighter- to -medium-body reds like Pinot Noir (or Burgundy), Beaujolais or a red blend that's not too tannic, plus a floral white like Riesling, a delicate Chablis or (even better) a fruit-forward rosé.
For Hanukkah, many of those same wines might be fine with traditional side dishes like latkes or kugel, but when it comes to brisket you'll need something with a little more muscle, although a good Brunello di Montalcino could handle both. Otherwise, and depending on the recipe, look for a Cabernet or Bordeaux red, or something like a Chianti or a Rhône-style blend from California or France. Below, I've pulled together 10 wine suggestions to look for.”
"10 Wines for Thanksgivukkah”
2011 Patz & Hall SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR – 92 Points; Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style
“Ripe and juicy, with red and black plum and black cherry flavors. The silky texture lets the flavors linger on the finish, ending with a touch of fresh earth and anise. Drink now through 2022. 7,029 cases made.” – James Laube