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John Masur WSET 3, Sommelier

John Masur WSET 3, Sommelier

Patz & Hall Pinot Noir 2015

Sonoma Coast, California, United States
543 days ago

John Masur scored this wine: 93/100

Aromas of mushroom, undergrowth, raspberry and red currant. The flavors reflect a typicity of burgundian Pinot Noir. This is their entry level offering from Sonoma Coast, which is a show-stopper of a wine that has beautiful blends of minerality, acidity, and red fruits to compliment food or luxurious tasting on it's own.

543 days ago

John Masur scored this wine: 90/100

First impression on the nose is the barnyard typicity of a Pinot Noir. For lovers of this style, you'll be in heaven. The flavors tend toward candied cherry, mushroom, blended nicely with oak. The acidity leaves you with a mouthwatering palate and a lingering finish.

Riva Ranch

Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Monterey, California, United States
543 days ago

John Masur scored this wine: 90/100

The oak is quite subtle and allows the nectarine flavors to show through. Notable acidity and medium to long finish, this wine would do well with a fettuccine alfredo or aged cheddar cheese. The moderate pricing makes this wine a great value and worthy of sharing with your dinner guests.

Dutton Ranch

Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2015

Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California, United States
543 days ago

John Masur scored this wine: 94/100

Outstanding Chardonnay from their single vineyard in Russian River Valley. A rather linear expression of stone and chalky minerality as opposed to their offering from Sonoma Coast. The oak is more subtle as well allowing the fruit of apple and citrus to shine through. A perfect blend of creaminess and acidity, this is a trophy of a wine for special occasions.

Patz & Hall Chardonnay 2015

Sonoma Coast, California, United States
543 days ago

John Masur scored this wine: 93/100

The minerality of the wine perfectly balanced the oak induced flavors while leaving a bracing acidity which will tingle the palate. This Chardonnay presents everything you can ask for in a wine. Toast flavors are complimenting the peach and spice.

John Masur WSET 3, Sommelier

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