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Handley Cellars Rsm Reserve Anderson Valley 2005

Member Review by cookypuss1:

Huge, heavy chocolate notes on the nose. A little intimidating! Opened up nicely to reveal some cherry flavors, and good balance. Long finish. Have one more bottle that I will cellar for another couple of years.

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Handley Cellars:
Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes ... Read more
Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes and watersheds, Milla made the decision apply for organic certification, and the Estate Vineyard was CCOF certified in August 2005. José Jimenez, our Estate Vineyard manager, Kristen Barnhisel, our co-winemaker, and Bill Oldham, our consultant, work together as a team to keep our vines thriving. They use compost and mineral supplements to build the soil, thus fostering stronger plants that are less susceptible to disease. They avoid using pesticides and herbicides, allowing beneficial insects to flourish. Read less

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
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3.50 5
07/28/2009

Huge, heavy chocolate notes on the nose. A little intimidating! Opened up nicely to reveal some cherry flavors, and good balance. Long finish. Have one more bottle that I will cellar for another couple of years.


Snooth User: epicuria
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3.50 5
06/04/2008

119 cases


Snooth User: Mendo Blendo
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4.50 5
09/26/2009

The lavender aromas are intoxicating. A full, fruit-forward pinot with a smooth, lingering finish. Sadly, this wine is sold out with no plans to make another pinot solely from this vineyard. Try instead, the Handley Cellars 2006 Pinot Noir Holmes Ranch.



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