Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir 2015


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Owner Steve Hansel used cuttings from “Rochioli Vineyard” + Joseph Swan clone to plant his Estate vineyard just west of Santa Rosa.

Sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, allspice, subtle background oak and a medium to full body.  

Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Walter Hansel
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pinot Noir Estate has an extra gear to it because of the tiny yields. It exhibits loads of rich black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, a lush, sweet, spicy mouthfeel with full body, intense concentration and a long finish that has energy from the vibrant acidity. Drink it over the next decade or more. Dark ruby/purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane offers plenty of spring flower garden notes intermixed with blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. It is rich, textured, builds incrementally on the palate and finishes after a good 35-40+ seconds. This is a beauty and should drink well up to a decade or more.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016