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Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley the Three Rows 2009

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92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Ruby-red. High-pitched red berries and Asian spices on the nose, with notes of rose and blood orange adding complexity. Energetic and precise, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and a refreshing jolt of smoky minerals. The floral note builds on the sappy, focused, very persistent finish. I suspect that this vivacious pinot will age well on its balance. (May 2012)

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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
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Vintage: 2002 02/25/2008

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External Reviews for Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley the Three Rows

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/07/2012

Made from tiny yields, the 2009 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane comes from Dijon clones 114 and 115 and the Rochioli Selection. It reveals a slightly sweeter fruit profile along with abundant notes of black raspberries, black cherries, earth and forest floor.... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Cahill Lane 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Cahill Lane 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Backward, with a high acid profile, the dark ruby/plum-tinged 2002 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane exhibits black fruits as well as a meaty, autumnal, soil-like character. Sweet plum, pomegranate, and black cherry fruit also emerge from this cuvee. While it possesses considerable soul and character, it is less evolved than its younger siblings. It should drink well for 7-10 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

The dark ruby-colored 2001 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane (747 cases made from Dijon clones 114 and 115) offers sweet cherry notes intermixed with notions of apple skins and Provencal herbs in a medium to full-bodied, ripe yet elegant, tasty, savory style. It is best consumed over the next 3-4 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Light in color, but rich in flavors is the earthy, raspberry and cherry-scented (with a touch of spring flowers) 2006 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane. This has excellent ripeness, is plush and round, and should drink well for the next 5-7 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Beautiful black raspberry and black cherry fruit as well as forest floor jump from the glass of the 2007 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane. Made from Dijon clones 115 and 114, as well as some of the Rochioli heritage clone, this is a full-bodied beauty, with medium ruby/plum color, lots of sweet fruits, and plenty of earthiness in a decidedly Burgundian style, perhaps a Cote de Nuits. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

This superb Russian River winery is run by a dedicated Burgundy aficionado, Stephen Hansel, whose goal is to produce Burgundian-styled Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from his Russian River vineyards. With more than 80 acres under vine, and an outstanding track record dating back to 1978, Hansel has not let success go to his head as prices remain reasonable. The medium to full-bodied 2004 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane's dark ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of plums, pomegranates, and flowers, a savory mid-palate, and loads of glycerin and intensity. It should drink beautifully for 8-10 years.


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92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Ruby-red. High-pitched red berries and Asian spices on the nose, with notes of rose and blood orange adding complexity. Energetic and precise, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and a refreshing jolt of smoky minerals. The floral note builds on the sappy, focused, very persistent finish. I suspect that this vivacious pinot will age well on its balance. (May 2012)

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