• walkerjfw wrote:

    November 8, 2017 - First Pinot of the night (blind).

    Dark ruby color. Nose showing black cherry and earth. Palate was dark fruit profile, black raspberry, spice, earth. Medium/full weight, long finish. Some bitterness in mid palate.

    Was very tight when first open, better when tasted later in the evening.

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  • diggydan wrote: 90 points

    January 5, 2013 - A good drinking, ripe and juicy wine. The nose features ripe pinot fruit with a deep bass undertone of clove-like spice. The mouthfeel is soft but formless as the wine has little tannin, though adequate acidity keeps it from flabbiness. Ripe and sweet fruit dominate the palate with a medium-length cola finish. An identical wine with more structure would be worth a higher score.

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  • FPNova wrote: 91 points

    August 8, 2012 - COLOR: Dark deep red
    NOSE: Black cherry & raspberry with a hint of spices
    MOUTH: Cherry, cola and spice
    OVERALL: Great musty dry tannins for a nice medium long finish. Very nice mouth feel and drinking very nicely. My guess is this is at it's peak now. Opened at a #WW party alongside 07 Sea Smoke Botella, 07 Archery Summit Red Hills and 08 Lynmar Hawk Hills. All were very nice but this Hanson was the top hit of the party.

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  • Sundesertcactus wrote: 92 points

    February 11, 2012 - Surprising wine, that finished in the top 5 of a blind tasting of 12 2006 Oregon Pinot's.

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  • benlisch wrote: 87 points

    July 9, 2011 - Rich, tasty sweet brambly black raspberry with a soft, smooth feel; I would mistake this for a Rhone-style wine rather than a pinot noir.

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  • benlisch wrote: 88 points

    December 25, 2009 - Dark, slightly spicy, smoky and tarry with some earth and chocolate; slightly disappointing flavor with an indifferent mouth feel; perhaps it needs more time.

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  • FPNova wrote: 91 points

    December 22, 2009 - Opened a couple Willamette Pinots and French Burgundy with family visiting: Raspberry and earth at first but changed markedly over about 60 minutes to tart cherry w/a bit of dustiness and spice and GREAT tannins that will make this get better for years to come.

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