+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cahill Lane 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

93 points Robert Parker: The 2012 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is an equal part blend of clones 115, 114 and the Rochioli selection that Tom Rochioli gave Steve Hansel. There are 957 cases of this wine, which spent time in 60% new French oak. A dark plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of black cherries and black raspberries intermixed with baking spices, plums, underbrush and forest floor. A sweet entry is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with structural tannin in the finish. This 2012 Pinot will be even better with six more months of bottle age, and should evolve for 8-10 years. (Dec 2014)

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Walter Hansel Winery:
Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days war... Read more
Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days warm up to perfect grape ripening temperatures. Temperature swings of 40 degrees are very common. Read less

93 points Robert Parker: The 2012 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is an equal part blend of clones 115, 114 and the Rochioli selection that Tom Rochioli gave Steve Hansel. There are 957 cases of this wine, which spent time in 60% new French oak. A dark plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of black cherries and black raspberries intermixed with baking spices, plums, underbrush and forest floor. A sweet entry is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with structural tannin in the finish. This 2012 Pinot will be even better with six more months of bottle age, and should evolve for 8-10 years. (Dec 2014)

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network