Narsai David Wine Review: Toad Hollow and Patz & Hall Wines

(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews wines from Mendocino and Sonoma Counties.

Listen to Narsai’s Review:

The 2009 Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay from Mendocino County has very appealing tropical fruit aromas with a wet stony touch. Fine acidity, and none of that oaky, buttery, alcoholic touch of the common oaked wine. $14.99

Toad Hollow Tasting Room
409A Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-431-8667
http://www.toadhollow.com/

Patz & Hall’s 2008 Jenkins Ranch Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast has lots of spice and a berry bramble. Bright fruit with a touch of cedar. The oak background is a perfect balance. I’m really impressed with this wine. An elegant finish with a high alcohol, and one that I’d love to age a few years. $45.00

Patz & Hall
851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Suite A, Napa, CA 94558
707-265-7700
http://www.patzhall.com

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.

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