2017 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Chehalem Vineyard Russian River Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 96 Points
The fruit of this distinctive bottling seems to last for days after opening and its focus and intensity never flag. The aromas are a focused array of fresh pomegranate, sour red cherry, whortleberry, pink rose, pink peppercorn, nutmeg and baking spice scents. It is both forthcoming and elegant on the palate, with polished tannins and zest that bring a racy feel to penetrating flavors of red raspberry, whortleberry, fresh pomegranate, dry red cherry, peppercorn and mulling spice that linger beautifully. If quite delicious now, it is certain to grow in depth and appeal for several more years and will always be an outstanding dinner companion. 980 cases made.