Walter Hansel Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate impresses for its energy, cut and minerality. In 2011, the Estate is a bit racier and more energetic than the 2010, but just as beautiful, if not a bit more complex at the end of the day. Freshly cut flowers, savory herbs, mint and licorice all seem to jump from the glass in an energetic Pinot endowed with stunning balance, class and pedigree. At $35 a bottle, this represents one of the every finest values in artisan California Pinot. Sweet floral notes add finesse on the layered, creamy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2023.

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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

External Reviews for Walter Hansel Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate impresses for its energy, cut and minerality. In 2011, the Estate is a bit racier and more energetic than the 2010, but just as beautiful, if not a bit more complex at the end of the day. Freshly cut flowers, savory herbs, mint and licorice all seem to jump from the glass in an energetic Pinot endowed with stunning balance, class and pedigree. At $35 a bottle, this represents one of the every finest values in artisan California Pinot. Sweet floral notes add finesse on the layered, creamy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2023.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

Vivid red. Complex bouquet evokes red berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with a note of blood orange adding lift. Sweet raspberry and cherry flavors are braced by zesty acidity and gain herbal and floral character with air. Juicy, very nicely balanced pinot with excellent finishing cling and spicy persistence.




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