2009 Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.7 24 reviews
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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.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #87, 6/15/2013 (link)

    (Handley Cellars Pinot Noir Anderson Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 82 (32%)
  • Consumed 174 (68%)

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