2010 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • JBee wrote: (87 points)

    June 12, 2016 - This score is based on personal preference, but what others love about this wine is lately what I can't stand about domestic pinot. The punch of ripe Russian River fruit initially gives it sense of place, but after that this fruit bomb could be from anywhere on the west coast. If your idea of good pinot is overripe, flabby, without acid and exposed to a heavy dose of new toasty vanilla wood, this is for you. This wine is undoubtedly built for California Cab drinkers. Tannins on this are far from integrated, and can use at least two years, so maybe that's part of my problem.
    The Drew Family Wines Fog-Eater we opened next to this completely outclassed it. Neutral oak and unique deep-end flavors developed flavors with low sugar and strong acidity

  • cweiner Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 29, 2016 - A pinot drinking at its peak. Truly wish I had hidden a case.

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  • Mapleglo330 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 1, 2016 - Fantastic wine. Rich fruit aroma. Cherry, vanilla, fruit balanced with smooth tannins. Long delicious finish. This is really coming around and I like it a lot.

  • Wine_in_HD wrote: (93 points)

    October 14, 2015 - Rich and delicious though a little alcoholy. Great value!

  • Skinneyku wrote: (91 points)

    August 14, 2015 - Very good wine, I think in another year it will be spectacular.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Walter Hansel Winery
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard The South Slope Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 055600247508

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (5%)
  • In Cellars 229 (45%)
  • Consumed 259 (51%)

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