This wine is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Hyde Vineyard. Purchased by Larry Hyde in 1979, and planted two years later, this renowned property is cultivated as 44 distinct blocks, and includes a veritable who’s who of the finest Pinot Noir clones. Patz & Hall sources specifically from two small blocks that spotlight new and older plantings of the famous Hyde-Calera selection, and include coveted grapes from the “old field”.
This wine undergoes a multi-yeast fermentation (wild and cultured) with 10% whole clusters. The wine then undergoes full malo-lactic fermentation in Burgundian French oak barrels (60% new). Bottled without fining or filtration.
94points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92+points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
90points – Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine