Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
|Brand||Patz & Hall|
The 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from a handful of sites on the Sonoma Coast, and it too is more ruby/plum colored. Ripe strawberries, dried flowers, sweet earth, and spice notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a silky, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. As Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir goes, it's another rich, powerful wine from this estate. It should keep for 8-10 years or more.
This is a heck of a deal for the quality: an appellation wine with juicy intensity and a rich layering of red and blue fruit. With plenty of tannic power beneath its integrated texture are secondary notes of forest, clove and black tea that complement the fruit beautifully.
Intense and vibrant flavors of dark cherry, cedary spice and cola are backed by powerful acidity, with medium-grained tannins on the sinewy finish. Best from 2020 through 2023. 21,708 cases made.