Hanzell Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley 2005

Member Review by rhwine:

Hanzell makes one of the best Pinot Noirs in all of California. The beautiful vineyards are perched high above Sonoma. Dark cherry, cigar tobacco, blackberry, earthy. Firm tannins yet lush. This one is made to age...though I could not wait and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Hanzell Vineyards:
In 1948, Ambassador James D. Zellerbach acquired 200 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains one mile north of the Sonoma plaza. The Ambassador's ambition was to create a small vineyard and winery dedicated to the best traditions of Grand Cru Burgundy: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of extraordinary quality and great longevity. The Zellerbachs planted 6 acres in 1953 (now the oldest Pinot Noir viney... Read more
In 1948, Ambassador James D. Zellerbach acquired 200 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains one mile north of the Sonoma plaza. The Ambassador's ambition was to create a small vineyard and winery dedicated to the best traditions of Grand Cru Burgundy: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of extraordinary quality and great longevity. The Zellerbachs planted 6 acres in 1953 (now the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in America) and created the first vintage in 1957. They named their winery Hanzell, a contraction of Mrs. Hana Zellerbach's name, and embarked on what would become recognized as one of California's most enduring and historically important wine estates. The Zellerbachs' achievement passed to the Day family in 1965 and then in 1975 the de Brye family acquired the estate. Alexander de Brye has presided over Hanzell for the longest period of Hanzell's considerable history and with his patronage the historical property and deep traditions of Hanzell have been honored, protected and promoted. The original 6 acre vineyard has grown to 42 acres today, allowing Hanzell to produce 6,000 cases annually: three-quarters Chardonnay and one-quarter Pinot Noir. Through five decades Hanzell has pursued empirical winemaking and established traditions on which great cellar-worthy winemaking is predicated. The Hanzell wines honor Ambassador Zellerbach's vision and carry forward one of the greatest legacies of winemaking in the New World. Read less
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Member Reviews for Hanzell Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley

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Snooth User: rhwine
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5.00 5
10/29/2009

Hanzell makes one of the best Pinot Noirs in all of California. The beautiful vineyards are perched high above Sonoma. Dark cherry, cigar tobacco, blackberry, earthy. Firm tannins yet lush. This one is made to age...though I could not wait and thoroughly enjoyed it.


Snooth User: JenNicole
10151255
3.00 5
12/27/2009

I thought this was good, but not great. Not worth the price tag, gotta love can't get your hands on type of wines!


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
11/18/2012

Four and a half glasses


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2005 and all other wine from Hanzell Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.




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