2009 Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • 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.

  • soyhead wrote: (90 points)

    April 27, 2013 - nose - light bubble gum, spice
    mouth - limited notes, nice and round, good fruit

  • Andrewbabicz wrote:

    March 31, 2013 - Handley continues to produce some of the best pinots in Anderson valley. I drank at first and it i was a bite tart but decanted for 30 minutes and it made a great differences. The nose really opened up to spicy floral notes and tastes of bing cherry and smokey finish. Great value for the price point

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  • 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

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 85 (41%)
  • Consumed 121 (59%)

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