Walter Hansel North Slope Pinot Noir 2016 - The Grape Tray

Walter Hansel North Slope Pinot Noir 2016

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Walter Hansel North Slope Pinot Noir 2016

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From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 10/28/16, issue 227:

"100% Dijon clone 115, also performed spectacularly, no doubt because of the extremely tiny yields. This wine has a dense purple color, a gorgeously compelling nose of forest floor, spring flowers, blue, red and black fruits, followed by a full-bodied, layered and concentrated Pinot Noir that is as light as a ballerina on the palate, but at the same time, intense and rich. The finish just goes on and on. Drink it over the next decade or more."

810 cases produced.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Walter Hansel
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Pinot Noir The North Slope is medium ruby-purple in color and scented of crushed red plums, mulberries and black cherries with touches of baking spices, violets and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it offers bags of rich berry flavors in the mouth with a sexy, plush texture and scintillating freshness, finishing long. 1,120 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018