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This wine is a first for Eric Hamacher. For over 10 years, he extolled the merits of blending wines from different vi...Read more...
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This wine is a first for Eric Hamacher. For over 10 years, he extolled the merits of blending wines from different vineyards, believing that no one vineyard could offer the complexity and depth he required for the Hamacher brand. Over time, one wine routinely stood out as a consistent favorite in the cellar. In the stunning 2002 vintage it excelled and Eric decided to honor the wine with a solo bottling from only two barrels. While it's a big wine for this Dundee Hills vineyard, the elegance is well supported. High tones of cherry blossom, earth and spice mingle in the nose but still do not prepare you for the explosive mouth to come! Like a great work of literature, this wine is an evolving, layered classic to be enjoyed over time. It's elusive, succulent and silky, fully justifying why we appreciate great wine. The 2002 Durant Pinot Noir is delicious now but still a baby. Cellar a bottle or two for a future occasion. Pinot Report -- April 2007 ...complex with much potential ahead... Medium-deep ruby color; deep, herbal and earthy aromas ... Wine Spectator -- November 2006 "... the finish persists enticingly..." A refined crispness to the texture plays beautifully against the gentle red cherry, lingonberry and red plum fruit, hinting at gentle spices as the finish persists enticingly. Drink now through 2012.
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