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2009 Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
- North Coast
- Anderson Valley
Community Tasting Notes 11
ISOPinot Likes this wine: (87 points)
June 6, 2015 - The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like strawberry, raspberry, apple and dill. It tastes like strawberry, raspberry, dill and black pepper. The body is light/medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. Tasted over 3 days with minimal fading. Well-balanced. At $18 purchase price, average QPR. Will buy future vintages.
Deux Chevaux wrote:
January 8, 2015 - Medium dark. Better balance, with less overt sweetness, than we remembered or expected. Nothing special, but nice.
cstir wrote: (86 points)
October 12, 2014 - Drinkable but average; somewhat flat and non-expressive fruit; minimal depth and complexity.
Swright4 wrote: (80 points)
March 15, 2014 - Not very good. Do not buy again.
@VisserMartijn Likes this wine: (87 points)
March 7, 2014 - APPEARANCE: clear; pale ruby, medium legs & tears
NOSE: clean; medium intensity; flavour characteristics: strawberry, red cherry, cranberry (ripe fruit flavours), forest floor, sweet spices; developing
PALATE: dry; high acidity; medium body; medium- tannin (fine grained); high alcohol; medium finish; medium flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: strawberry, red cherry (jammy, confected flavours), forest floor, tobacco, sweet spices
READINESS FOR DRINKING: can drink now, but has potential for ageing
FURTHER REMARKS: good wine, typical California Pinot Noir. Nice complexity and concentration. Balance reasonable, a bit alcohol dominated. Reasonable price.
Pro Reviews 2
By Gregory Walter
Issue #87, 6/15/2013 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
3/16/2013 (link) 90 points
(Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley) Medium cherry red color; reduction, lifted, tart cranberry, sous bois nose; tart cranberry, sous bois, mineral palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Handley
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion North Coast
- Appellation Anderson Valley
- UPC Code 743532211000
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 89 (35%)
- Consumed 167 (65%)
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