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2009 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir South Slope Vineyard Russian River Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Walter Hansel Vineyards walterhanselwinery.com   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$38.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 27, 2014 , from a member
92 points "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: pleasant; Nose of rose, spicebox and cedar. Mix or red and dark fruit, spicebox and some floral notes. Medium finish with good balance. Very good" Best 2014-2016
rated: February 15, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "(92-94) points Robert Parker: The 2009 Pinot Noir The South Slope comes from the highest elevation parcel owned by Hansel, a 7-acre sector planted with Dijon Clone 777. Another impressive Pinot, it exhibits a more full-bodied, intense style with lots of black cherry, raspberry, foresty, floral notes, a sensational texture, a rich, concentrated, opulent mouthfeel, and a long, luxurious finish. This stunning Pinot Noir is already providing plenty of pleasure and it should continue to do so for 7-8 years." Best 2012-2018
rated: June 15, 2011 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
"93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: Bright ruby. Deep, vibrant aromas of black raspberry, red cherry, rose petal, black pepper and oak spices. Densely packed but sharply delineated, with juicy, intense dark berry and cherry compote flavors. For an ample wine this comes as shockingly linear. Finishes with ripe tannins, excellent persistence and a clinging floral note. (May/Jun 11) "
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