Back in the TTL

*Disclaimer: I received this wine so I could participate in the Patz and Hall Twitter Taste Live Event.

I took a couple months off from the Twitter Taste Lives as life itself got pretty hectic and I wasn’t able to commit to being home at any given hour of the day to participate. I’m happy to report that things have calmed down and settled into a more routine pace and I’ve begun participating again. Most recently I joined in for the Patz and Hall tasting. I’ve never had wines from Patz and Hall before so I was interested to see what they had to offer. The last wine up for the evening was the 2007 Patz & Hall Jenkins Ranch Pinot, which had a real cork closure and clocked in at 14.2% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found sour cherry, mint, herbs, earth, forest floor, dusty chocolate, red berries, cedar smoke, pomegranate, and a little meat. In the mouth I got red plum, cherry, cranberry, spice, pomegranate, and cinnamon. Overall I found this wine to be a bit softer than I usually like in a Pinot Noir.