Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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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.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Patz & Hall
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateA brilliant wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard, utilizes about 10%-15% whole-clusters and 60% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Most of this vineyard is planted with Hyde Pinot Noir selections, including Calera. The vineyard was planted in 1979, but Patz & Hall used two older blocks among the 44 distinct parcels Hyde possesses. This dark ruby/plum colored wine offers up notes of baking spices, black and red currants, sweet cherry and porcini mushroom. Some earth is present, and the wine is classic Pinot Noir with light tannin and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive focus and equilibrium. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, April 2016
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastFrom the legendary Hyde, a source since 1996, this vintage continues the greatness of the prior years, showing depths of fresh dirt and spice. Stewy damson plum, blackberry and black cherry provide succulent complex, ripe flavors accented in vanilla and cinnamon. The acidity is mouthwatering.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPresents a charming, supple mix of plum, black cherry, rose petal and raspberry, shaded by hints of baking spices and light cedary oak. Still a bit edgy, but should smooth out. Drink now. 1,056 cases made.

James Laube, December 31, 2016