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Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2005

Member Review by cookypuss1:

This was a funky Pinot - really surprised me. Tons of musty earth on the nose, which carried over on the palate of earth, mineral, and light red fruits. Very old-world style.

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
43950994
3.50 5
04/12/2009

This was a funky Pinot - really surprised me. Tons of musty earth on the nose, which carried over on the palate of earth, mineral, and light red fruits. Very old-world style.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
08/14/2007

Had at winery and it tasted very different. Rose, violet, and chocolate aromas lead to dark cherry and chocolate flavors. Little bit hot, and didn't have that caramel note that I liked so much. Maybe needs more time or more air?


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
07/02/2007

Abundant cherry, raspberry, and blackberry fruits in a cascade of flavors that are accented with a very ingriguing caramel note. Very nicely done, and distinctive.


External Reviews for Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Distinct for its ripe plum and blackberry flavors, with a dash of fresh earth. Intense and focused, with a persistent finish that keeps the fruit front and center. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Here's a pretty Pinot that captures the balanced terroir of Anderson Valley. It's not a big, ageworthy wine, more of a village-type, but elegant and savory in cherry, cola and spice flavors. The crispness makes it an exceptionally food-friendly red wine.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A study in elegance and finesse, with perfectly rendered Pinot fruit, cherry, spice flavors, and an intense and lively texture that rounds into a velvety, warm finish.



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