Halleck Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hallberg Vineyard 2008

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These grapes were picked at night, hand-sorted and destemmed. They cold soaked for 5 days before going through whole berry fermentation receiving 2 punch downs per day. fermentation took 12 days in an open top 5 ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked into barrels.

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Halleck Vineyard:
Sebastopol, once the home of the Gravenstein apple, it is now a confluence of outstanding vineyards, excellent soil, a balance of sun and fog, renowned winemakers, veteran vineyard managers, cream of the crop students from Davis, hands-on production facilities and a passion for growing Pinot Noir everywhere you turn. We couldn’t be in a more exciting place at a most fortuitous time. Our desire... Read more
Sebastopol, once the home of the Gravenstein apple, it is now a confluence of outstanding vineyards, excellent soil, a balance of sun and fog, renowned winemakers, veteran vineyard managers, cream of the crop students from Davis, hands-on production facilities and a passion for growing Pinot Noir everywhere you turn. We couldn’t be in a more exciting place at a most fortuitous time. Our desire is to concentrate our efforts in the Sebastopol area to produce the best wines possible from this extraordinary grape growing region. Our greatest joy is to share a piece of this heaven-on-earth with you in the form of a bottle of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Dry Gewurztraminer. Please don’t hesitate to join us for harvest here! Visits by appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Halleck Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hallberg Vineyard

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
03/13/2012

This is a darker style pinot with red and blackberry aromas along with cherry, kirsch, cinnamon and clove. Nice flavors of Bing cherry, black pepper and a nice earthiness. Silky tannins and a subtle oak influence. Lots of smoked herbs and spices with a pleasant minerality. Great structure and balance. Really nice. 3/10/12


Snooth User: Rosstaman
111787329
5.00 5
07/06/2012

This is a bold, more masculine Pinot noir. Yet it holds to its heritage of being a translucent crystaline-garnet coior rather than dark, moving toward opaque. Its boldness is in flavor rather than girth and color: dark cherry notes with earth and clove in the mid-palate, finishing with a long black pepper that lingers for minutes. It boasts rich granular tanins that go well with meats, whether duck or even steak.This is a winning example of a delicious Pinot.


Snooth User: Rosstaman
111787329
5.00 5
07/06/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/03/2011

Dark in color. This is a "large" pinot. Big up front mix of spices and deep, dark fruit. Loads of pepper, clove, cinnamon, purple and red berry fruit. Big tannin, but nicely structured and balanced. A bold, lush pinot that lingers nice and long. - Tasted at Halleck Vineyard Feb 2011


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/15/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: jathompson
43069167
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2008

Three glasses



These grapes were picked at night, hand-sorted and destemmed. They cold soaked for 5 days before going through whole berry fermentation receiving 2 punch downs per day. fermentation took 12 days in an open top 5 ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked into barrels.

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Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: 30% new French oak, 30% 1 year, 40% older. Remond, Cadus and Magrenan. Wine remained in barrel for 10 months with one racking at 5 months during blending.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.49
Total Acidity: 5.89 grams per liter

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