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 21

  • jcasey555 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 7, 2015 - really like this wine, very concentrated on the nose and palate and the finish on this wine nicely effervescent. Good value.

  • jpmo Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 4, 2014 - Full bodied with plenty of fruit and an earthy finish. This is just a great Pinot, particularly at this price. Just wish I had a lot more of this one. Wonderful to drink now but still has years ahead of it.

  • jcasey555 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 30, 2014 - Concentrated clove like nose. Rich on palate.

  • jbro Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 29, 2014 - Josh Raynolds IWC note nails this wine, right down to the long, spicy finish.It is darker than ruby, with a very complex nose including cherry, cola,leather and spice. In the mouth there is plenty of sweet fruit, but also tons of acidity, which makes for the spicy finish. Will likely improve with age. As with most Hansel wines, the QPR is outstanding.

  • WineCPA wrote: (91 points)

    June 28, 2014 - Medium-Full bodied with sweet cherry flavors. The alcohol still shows a bit. It's fruit forward as expected. Very enjoyable if you like the candied fruit offered by this type of Pinot. Drink now-2018

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (5%)
  • In Cellars 277 (60%)
  • Consumed 157 (34%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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