Walter Hansel “South Slope Vineyard” Pinot Noir


91 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2014
Fashioned from Dijon clone 777, the 2012 Pinot Noir South Slope comes from a vineyard where the berries tend to be slightly bigger than those from the North Slope. It sees 60% new oak and comes across as slightly more tart and earthy, with a Pommard premier cru-like meatiness and structure. It offers more red fruits than the North Slope, particularly pomegranates, strawberries and sweet cherries, intermixed with underbrush and spice. Consume it over the next 7-8 years. (RP)
93 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2014

91 points – Vinous, January 2015
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Grape Variety:
Pinot Noir
California, Russian River Valley
Tasting Notes:
Earthy, Herbaceous, Spice, Cherry, Pomegranate, Red Fruits, Strawberry
Food Pairing:
Asian, Poultry, Salmon, Smoked Meat
Enjoyment Factor:
Slightly chilled (60-65 degrees)
Our Rating:

Vineyard Information

Sonoma, California, United States