Red Wine by Patz & Hall from Carneros, California. Somehow Hyde Vineyard always seems to deliver a Pinot Noir that has it all. From its dynamic energy to it delicate ethereal side to its layered complexity and pure varietal character, there is a completeness to this wine that marks a grand-cru-caliber vineyard. Elegant and layered, the nose dances and weaves through aromas of dried rose petal, carnation, cranberry, clove, cherry, dark chocolate and damp earth. Though soft and supple, the palate is equally multifaceted, with fine-grained tannins supporting flavors of cassis, cherry liqueur and cinnamon. Mouthwatering acidity brings precision to the red fruit flavors while adding brightness and focus to the finish.