91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From the maligned vintage of 2011, Patz & Hall hit a home run with their 2011 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch. The vines struggled, and the result was tiny, small, intensely concentrated berries that were, nonetheless, healthy and full of flavor and texture. That has been translated into a beautiful wine, with plenty of honeysuckle, fresh poached pear, pineapple and citrus oil notes, a lovely medium to full-bodied texture, impressive purity and length."
"The extremely cool 2011 growing season produced a very small crop, with small clusters and tiny berries. These low yields have accentuated this wine's concentration, as well as its beautiful density and round, mouthcoating texture. The aromas offer ripe peach, pear, toasted almond and marzipan layers, alongside intriguing cinnamon, carnation and spice notes somewhat reminiscent of a great Gewürztraminer. On the palate, this wine is plush and lingering, with flavors or ripe pineapple and green apple. For all of its crowd-pleasing weight and texture, there is also focused acidity and a bright, crisp minerality that adds precision and length."
Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2011